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)
Click here to visit the Veterans History Project site.