American flag flying in Parker, Colorado (Photo Melody Jones)
Sponsored locally by the Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs and the Douglas County Library District, thousands of veterans across the United States are sharing their military experiences for this Library of Congress project.
According to the Library of Congress web site, the Veteran’s History Project was created in 2000 as a way 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”.
The Veteran’s History 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)
The process takes a few hours and participants receive a copy of their interview.
Contact the Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs at 303-688-4825, extension 5359 for more information and to become part of this project.
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