Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project collects and preserves the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Anyone can collect veterans' memorabilia and their memories of war and then send the material to the Library of Congress.

The Project collects first-hand accounts of
U.S. Veterans from the following wars:
  • World War I (1914-1920)
  • World War II (1939-1946)
  • Korean War (1950-1955)
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)
  • Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)

In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.

You can also find out if a veteran has contributed his or her testimony by searching the veteran's collections.

If you're a veteran or you'd like to volunteer to interview or transcribe testimony, click on "how to participate" to add your name to the volunteer registry. Take a look at the Field Kit for more information.

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