Thursday, May 09, 2019

Rep. Hern launches history project to archive stories of local veterans


TULSA, OK – Congressman Kevin Hern will host his first Veterans History Day on June 14-15 in Tulsa.

The Veterans History Project works to preserve the memories, stories, and history of northeast Oklahoma veterans for future generations through the Library of Congress. During Veterans History Day, staff will be available to record veteran interviews on film and send the footage to the Library of Congress to be archived.

“It is imperative that our future generations learn about the service of the men and women who have served in uniform and remember their great sacrifice to our nation,” Congressman Hern said. “We all have so much to learn from those who proudly fought for America. Their memories deserve to be preserved and honored.”

The interviews will be conducted by appointment only at the CityPlex Towers in Tulsa (2448 East 81st Street) in the first-floor atrium between 8am and 5pm on Friday, June 14, and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday, June 15.

Hern continued, “If you are a veteran or know a veteran who might be willing to participate, I would encourage you to contact our office to learn about the program or to schedule an interview during one of our upcoming Veterans History Day events.”

The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress collects and preserves firsthand interviews and narratives of United States Veterans who have served from World War I through today. The Project makes this important national archive of materials accessible to the public and also collects oral histories from Gold Star Family members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war.


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