What is Honor Everywhere 360?
Honor Everywhere 360 is a Virtual Reality experience for Veterans not able to physically travel to see their memorials in Washington, DC. We are losing our WWII Veterans at a rate of 500 a day nationwide and sadly, most will die before they have the chance to see their memorials. The Honor Everywhere experience is free and available via an app. All you need to view the experience is Google Cardboard and a newer smart phone. Honor Everywhere 360 is a collaboration with Central MO Honor Flight, Jaunt Studios, Google, Ghost Machine VR and Story Up Studios.
For details on how to share the experience with a Veteran you know, please visit: http://honoreverywhere.com/
Who does it serve?
Honor Everywhere 360 serves everyone but specifically it serves as another option for our veterans to see their respective memorials in Washington, D.C. When a veteran is too sick or frail to fly on an honor flight this technology brings the memorials to them. It is so realistic that for the 8 minutes they are watching they don't realize they are still in their home or perhaps in nursing home or hospital room instead they feel as if they are standing at the various memorials.
How can I get Honor Everywhere 360?
We are very excited to be able to get this video in the hands of many wonderful volunteers willing to download this free app on their smartphone (iPhone and Android phones) and share with our veterans. First and foremost, we would first like to encourage you to reach out to an Honor Flight hub near you by visiting https://www.honorflight.org/national-hubs/ and encourage veterans to sign up for an Honor Flight if they are able.
(Honor Everywhere 360 is intended for those who are unable to travel on an honor flight.)
If you have veterans unable to travel on an honor flight, then Honor Everywhere 360 would be the next best thing for them to see their memorial. We ask that you order Google Cardboard by visiting the following website: https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/get-cardboard/ . This cardboard viewer is what makes this video come to life and work properly. (You won't be able to watch the video properly or as it is intended to use without it) This Google Cardboard costs $23.95 and if this is something that you or your business can not afford, please let us know so that we can ship you one from a very limited supply that we have.
The next thing you will need to do is download the free Honor Everywhere 360 from Jaunt VR in the app store on your smartphone. (This app is currently available for both iPhone and Android)
Instructions to download the app.
1. On your newer version smartphone, go to the app store like Apple App Store or Google Play on Android phones.
2. Search “Jaunt VR” (This is where the Honor Everywhere video is)
3. Click on the thumbnail to download the free app.
4. After it downloads (It's best to use Wi-Fi to download the app), locate the Jaunt VR app icon on your smartphone.
5. Press the app icon.
6. “Honor Everywhere 360” should be on the top and press that video.
7. Turn the phone to the side and slide it into your Google Cardboard device.
8. Make sure you had headphones or ear buds plugged into your phone for the Veteran to hear the experience.
9. The video lasts about 8 minutes.
If you have problems downloading the app, please contact Sarah Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you receive your Google Cardboard and you have downloaded this app, you are ready to go! Everything should be very simple from this point and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Michele Spry at email@example.com
We need as many volunteers as possible to get this video in the hands of our veterans and help to spread the word about this new technology. Do you know of a nursing home, hospital, public library that might be able to help us show this video to our veterans? Please feel free to share this blog post or ask them to go to the website http://honoreverywhere.com/ to find out more information.
Here is another story that was just released today about Honor Everywhere 360 from ABC News: