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Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
|Lieut.(jg) Don Samelson aboard the U.S.S. Randolph (CV-15) Spring 1945||Mr. Don Samelson January 2, 2010|
The Project collects first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following wars:
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.
How did the Veterans History Project start?
The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. The authorizing legislation (Public Law 106-380), sponsored by Representatives Ron Kind, Amo Houghton, and Steny Hoyer in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Max Cleland and Chuck Hagel in the U.S. Senate, received unanimous support and was signed into law by President William Jefferson Clinton on October 27, 2000.
|The Library of Congress presented Planes of Fame Air Museum with a Founding Partner award for its contribution to the Veteran's History Project.|
Interviews are by appointment only. Please contact the Veterans History Project or you may email or call Planes of Fame Air Museum with the information listed below: