|The D.C. Wing of the Airmen's
is proud to be an official partner of the
The Veteran's Oral History Project.
About the Veterans History Project
There are 19 million war veterans living in the United States today, but every day we lose 1,500 of them. Motivated by a desire to honor our nation's war veterans for their service and to collect their stories and experiences while they are still among us, the United States Congress created the Veterans History Project. The authorizing legislation, sponsored by Representatives Ron Kind, Amo Houghton, and Steny Hoyer in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Max Cleland and Chuck Hagel in the U.S. Senate, received unanimous support and was signed into law by President William Jefferson Clinton on October 27, 2000. Public Law 106-380 calls upon the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to collect and preserve audio- and video-taped oral histories, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them.
Veterans History Project covers World War I, World War II, and the Korean,
Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars. It includes all participants in those wars--men
and women, civilian and military. It documents the contributions of civilian
volunteers, support staff, and war industry workers as well as the experiences
of military personnel from all ranks and all branches of service--the Air Force,
Army, Marine Corps, and Navy, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard and Merchant
Knowing that this and future generations of Americans have much to learn from those who served, we at the Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center have embraced this national effort.
The V.O.H.P. and the D.C. Wing of the A.P.S.
The D.C. Wing aims to record the oral histories of the many veterans they meet at shows and in their neighborhoods and preserve them for future generations to read, both here on our web site and in the Library of Congress' own oral history banks
Click on the names of the men below to hear their true stories: