Veterans Day 2015
I want to thank the brave men and women who have served in the military. I want to give special thanks to the Tuskegee Airmen. Although a U.S. Army Air Corps’ study tried to prove African Americans could not be pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen met the challenge.
You can show the veteran in your life some love by helping him or her story share their story with the Veterans History Project (VHP), a project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress wants to preserve history:
VHP’s mission is 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.
Share your story, if you’re a veteran. Simply sit down with a friend or loved one and record a conversation about your military experiences for 30 minutes or longer. Interview a veteran in your family or community. Collect a veteran’s historical documents.
Collaborate with your local high schools and universities, retirement communities, veteran service organizations, churches, area businesses, and other community groups.
For more information, including how to get a VHP Field Kit, go to www.loc.gov/vets.