The men and women who put on the uniform and made a commitment to defend our country were willing to fly to a far off land, do whatever it takes, and even lay their life on the line for our freedom and security. They are American heroes, and their stories should be preserved for generations to come.
I’m excited to announce a unique opportunity for veterans in Eastern Washington called the Veterans History Project (VHP). The VHP is an ongoing project managed by the Library of Congress that collects and preserves the firsthand interviews and narratives of our nation’s veterans and Gold Star Family members. In addition to audio and video-recorded interviews, veterans can submit memoirs and collections of original photographs, letters, diaries, maps, and other historical documents to help tell their story.
The Veterans History Project is a great way to make sure we never let our children and grandchildren forget the sacrifices of those who selflessly served our country. If you or someone you know is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and would like to participate in the Veterans History Project, please contact my office online or by calling (509) 353-2374.
You can also learn more about the VHP, as well as the interview process and other eligibility requirements, below.