Veterans History Project
The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
The mission of the VHP is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
It is my privilege to be a part of this project as a volunteer with the American Red Cross Services to Armed Forces. Thanks to a grant to the Red Cross, I am interviewing veterans and recording their firsthand accounts of wartime experiences on tape for the permanent archives in the Library of Congress.
This project is not affiliated with the book I am authoring, which features the stories of veterans, both heart-wrenching and humorous. Not every veteran wants to be recorded, so my book, Giving Veterans a Voice, provides an alternative for those that still want their stories captured for the ages in print.
The majority of the proceeds from my book will go directly to the American Red Cross Services to Armed Forces.
If you are a veteran or know a veteran, still living or deceased, whose story must be shared, please contact me and I will make it happen!
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