Veterans' histories being compiled

 

The Tulare County Library, as part of its three-month “War Comes Home” program sponsored by Cal Humanities, is offering veterans the opportunity to submit their war experiences to the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

Interviews will be held October 1 through November 7. The interviews will be conducted and recorded by the Library’s teen volunteers, following Veterans History Project guidelines. 

Participants may tell their story by either being interviewed or by being recorded as they tell their story. If a prospective participant is not comfortable with being filmed, memoirs, diary entries, journals, photographs, and letters are also accepted.

The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project as an effort 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.”

For more information, contact Faythe Arredondo, librarian, at (559) 713-2706 or go online to tclwarcomeshome.blogspot.com.

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