Sunday, May 30, 2004

Memorial Day

Here's a way to honor the vets, and it goes way beyond once-a-year remembrances.

The Veterans History Project - The current focus of the Veterans History Project is to collect and preserve the first-hand accounts of U.S. veterans of the following 20th Century wars:

  • World War I (1914-1920)

  • World War II (1939-1946)

  • Korean War (1950-1955)

  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)

  • Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)

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 encouraged to share their personal narratives.

Veterans' stories from additional combat arenas are greatly valued and appreciated. Those received will be processed as resources allow. Additionally, if you have materials or oral histories that fall outside the above-stated areas, please review this list of related repositories that also collect and preserve veterans' materials.