Rep. Graves Joins Dalton State College/Library of Congress Push to Collect Veterans' Stories

January 29, 2020

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) has announced that his office is partnering with Dalton State College and the Library of Congress to host the Veterans History Project (VHP) in Northwest Georgia.

 

The United States Congress created VHP in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. VHP’s mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible the firsthand accounts of U.S. military veterans so that future generations can hear directly from veterans to better understand our nation’s history and the realities of war. This project accepts stories and original materials from men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces in any capacity and are no longer serving.

 

“We owe our country’s veterans a debt of gratitude. This project is just one way to honor their stories and better understand their sacrifices,” said Rep. Graves. “Through this project, we will be able to permanently preserve their voices at the Library of Congress for future generations to listen and learn.”

 

Interviews will be conducted on March 16 and 17 at Dalton State College. To read more about this project, please visit: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.html.

 

Veterans who are interested in participating should contact Rep. Graves’ Dalton office at (706) 226-5320. The congressman’s constituent services team will connect veterans with Dalton State College, which will be conducting all interviews for the project. The deadline to schedule interviews is Tuesday, February 25.

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