The 15-year-old Veterans History Project needs a few good men and women. Congress created the AARP-sponsored project to capture the stories of veterans from World War II to Vietnam and the Iraq War. Conflicts and peacekeeping and humanitarian missions from 1914 to 2011 are included. Civilians who supported the war efforts through U.S.O. work and medical volunteerism are encouraged to share their stories as well.
There are four steps participants must follow to submit their reflections. First, a project field kit and forms must be downloaded. Then, participants are encouraged to prepare for recording by using quality recording equipment. Lastly, once the recordings are complete, the interviews and photos should be mailed to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The materials are posted online, searchable by conflict, branch of service, and gender. There are even options to search prisoners of war.
Veterans around the country are being encouraged to send in materials in a renewed push to add more voices to the Veterans History Project.
Visit the Library of Congress online for more information.