Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Celebrate Veterans Day This Friday, November 11

Honor Our Country's Veterans by Sharing Their Stories with Young People

This Friday Americans of all ages honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. A wonderful site that enables parents, guardians, teachers, and librarians to help young people understand the experiences of our veterans is the Veterans History Project on LOC.GOV. Here the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible personal accounts of American war veterans to ensure all Americans can hear their stories and better understand the realities of war.

The Project collects first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans and support personnel from the following wars:
  • World War I (1914-1920)
  • World War II (1939-1946)
  • Korean War (1950-1955)
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)
  • Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)
Included on the site are compelling video interviews, photographs, memoirs and other documents from American veterans, as well as links to other related articles, such as "Sweethearts, Buddies, Family Ties," "Women of Four Wars," and "Military Medicine."

Click here
to visit the Veterans History Project site.