Veterans History Project
Our debt to our country’s veterans is never more clear to me than when I listen to firsthand accounts of their service. Our veterans’ sacrifices have shaped history, protecting the rights and freedoms we cherish as Americans. We should listen to their stories and preserve these memories to educate future generations and honor each veteran’s commitment to our nation. Thankfully, Congress established the Veterans History Project in 2000 to help achieve this goal.
This initiative, led by the Library of Congress, collects and preserves the recollections of America’s veterans from World War I to present. By recording interviews with veterans and curating their memoirs, photographs, letters and other historical documents, the Veterans History Project captures their important contributions and commemorates their valor. It is a meaningful way to share a veteran’s story. Several Wyoming veterans have already participated; to see some of their stories, click here.
I encourage folks in Wyoming to take part in this unique opportunity. If you have a loved one who served our nation, consider capturing their story and submitting it as part of this project. For more information on how you can participate in the Veterans History Project, visit the Library of Congress's website at www.loc.gov/vets.