Friday, October 28, 2011

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. These collections of first-hand accounts are archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for use by researchers and to serve as an inspiration for generations to come. The Project collects remembrances of veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War (1990-1995), or Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present). U.S. citizen civilians who actively supported war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, defense contractors, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories. VHP relies on volunteers throughout the nation to collect veterans’ stories on behalf of the Library of Congress. These stories are made available to researchers and the general public, both at the Library in Washington, D.C., and via the Veterans History Project website.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service and the American Red Cross-North Texas Region are partnering to recruit and train volunteers in your community to collect veterans stories on be-half of the U.S. Library of Congress. Volunteers are needed to record the stories of Texas' 1.7 million veterans, before it is too late; more than 1,000 veterans die every day in the U.S.

We depend on people like YOU to record and submit first-person narratives by wartime veterans.

We are offering a FREE training for those in the community age 16+ wanting to become part of this historical project!

You're invited to join us at one of these locations:

American Red Cross North Texas Region
4800 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235

November 4
Lunch will be provided

Brian Moeschler

Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic
2201 SE Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76119

November 8th
Lunch will be provided

Bimal Chaudhry

Bonham VA
1201 E. Ninth Street
Bonham, TX 75418

November 16th
Lunch will be provided

Tina McDaniel


  1. Thank you for sharing this information! Everyone should do their part and pitch in, in my opinion. There are plenty of war veterans and civilians that do plenty for us (as a whole) on a daily basis.

    1. Agree with you. This has become an essential for almost all of us. The good thing is that Red Cross Dallas is providing free training and a chance to become a part of history.

  2. Weaving together these stories is a wonderful endeavor that will show a perspective of wartime efforts not seen by many. Their courage and sacrifice needs to be known


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