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Congressman Charles Rangel

Representing the 13th District of New York

Veterans History Project Event

June 5, 2013
Press Release


I would like to invite you to participate in the Library of Congress's Veterans History Project, as volunteers who wish to become "Oral Historians," and veterans willing to tell the next generation about your experiences. I have arranged for a free training on how to conduct oral history interviews.  Immediately after the training our newly trained volunteers will interview their first Veteran and preserve that memory in our nation's archive.

Monday, June 24, 2013
Training for Volunteers - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Interviews for Veterans - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building (2nd Floor)
163 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027


There is nothing more honorable then serving your country, your community, and your fellow citizens.  This is an opportunity to serve those who have served all of us. 

The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center was created by Congress in 2000 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.  In addition, those civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.

My goal is to encourage as many veterans in New York's 13th District to participate in this great project. Our nation loses approximately 1,000 World War II veterans daily, along with a growing number of veterans from the Korean War and Vietnam War.  The time is now to honor and preserve their stories for our future generations.