Why Do This?

It started as the solution to a problem. We had over 15,000 pictures, at least 25 camcorder tapes, and many assorted slides and negatives. Our parents had at least that much, and none had been digitized. All the digital images were from 2005 and after, but everything before that was in a photo album, in a shoebox, or in the closet in a bag. It was semi-organized at best and spread out across three rooms. After determining that doing the work ourselves would take too much time and money, we chose an online service and shipped off our photos. The company did a decent job – everything got scanned, and as far as we know, no pictures were lost – but the quality was iffy. There was no color correction, and at least a third of the digital images were not correctly oriented, so we had to rotate 5,000-6,000 by hand. It was apparent that millions of Americans would have the same issues we had, so an idea was born. Since we firmly believe everyone should be remembered, creating digital copies of memories seemed the perfect way to do that. Thus, we created Memory Fortress in 2015. Our scanning service gets a lot of feedback on the work we do from our customers. Fortunately, nearly all of it is positive, and the rest is constructive. With that feedback comes other customer questions related to the quality and speed of our work. One of the most common questions is: “Why does Memory Fortress exist?”  My take on the question is that our customers are looking for some underlying motivation besides profits and employment. And they would be 100% correct. We have other reasons for creating this company and offering our services, and I thought the reasons are worthy of a blog post.

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Photo Scanning Service Memory Fortress Memory Fortress exists to make sure that everyone is remembered. That’s why we make it easy to do business with us. That’s why we have the lowest prices. That’s why we have free return shipping. That’s why we operate out of an office instead of traditional retail space. And that is why the website is red, white, and blue. We owe an outstanding debt to those who came before us, fought and died for our country, and built the world we find ourselves occupying. Our company culture is one of tradition, patriotism, and remembrance. We are passionate about helping people preserve their histories and ensuring that guys like Fred are known and remembered 1,000 years from now.