In 2000 Congress created the Veterans History Project. Its purpose 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. Veterans from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts, including U.S. citizens civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are invited to share their stories. Stories can also be told through correspondence from a veteran or visual materials such as videos, photographs, and drawings. Visit the Veterans History Project website to learn more.
The Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for veterans to participate in the Veterans History. Service to the Armed Forces volunteers will be conducting videotaped interviews of veterans who would like to tell their stories for future generations to know about.
If you would like to participate and leave your mark on history please contact Mike Farrar at (562) 490-4003 or Mike.Farrar@redcross.org