Learn How to Participate in the Veterans History Project

May 1, 2019

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is inviting people to collect the experiences and stories of Wyoming veterans as part of the Veterans History Project, an initiative that aims to preserve the recollections of American veterans.

“Our debt to our country’s veterans is never more clear to me than when I listen to firsthand accounts of their service,” Enzi said. “It’s important that we not only listen to our veterans’ stories, but preserve these memories to educate future generations and honor each veteran’s commitment to our nation.”

Sen. Enzi is joining the Library of Congress to host a Veterans History Project virtual training workshop on May 7 at 4:00 p.m. MDT. Participants will learn more about the program and receive training on how to conduct interviews with our veterans and submit those interviews to the Library of Congress.

Find more information and  register for the workshop.
Meeting number (access code): 909 441 731
Meeting password: WYVeterans1!

The Veterans History Project is an effort led by the Library of Congress to collect and preserve the firsthand accounts and memories of America’s veterans from World War I to present. Interviews and historical documents become part of the permanent collections of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

The online training is open to everyone. A liaison specialist from the Library of Congress, Kerry Ward, will host this virtual training workshop and will explain the guidelines for preparing and compiling the oral histories. To learn more about the Veterans History Project before the training, visit www.loc.gov/vets/about.html .

“If you are a veteran or are interested in interviewing a veteran,” Enzi said, “my wife Diana and I encourage you to take part in the Veterans History Project.”

Questions? Contact Rachel Vliem in Sen. Enzi’s office at rachel_vliem@enzi.senate.gov or (202) 224-4750.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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