Veterans' Stories Go Online on Library of Congress Web Site

"This past Memorial Day, May 26, 21 fully digitized collections of materials submitted by veterans and civilians became available for the first time on the Library of Congress Web site at http://www.loc.gov/vets/."

"The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center collects and preserves oral histories and documentary materials about America's war veterans from World War I, World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars, as well as from the civilians who served on the home front.
"The Veterans History Project gives all veterans the opportunity to speak openly and freely about their wartime experiences. We think it a fitting tribute on this Memorial Day, that Americans across the nation can go to the Library's Web site and experience firsthand such an important piece of our national memory. Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of a unique story and memories," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington." (from URL Wire)

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