Library of Congress Veterans History Project
“Veterans Heritage Project is by far the top contributor of Veterans’ interviews in America today. What VHP does is extraordinary and completely unique. It is probably the best we have ever seen in adapting this project, and in having young people, communities, and veterans involved.”
– Col. Robert Patrick (Ret.), Former Director, Veteran’s History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. The authorizing legislation received unanimous support and was signed into law by President William Jefferson Clinton on October 27, 2000. VHP has submitted more than 1500 veterans’ stories written by students in Arizona to the Veterans History Project’s archive, which is part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Today, more than 101,000 men and women veterans’ stories of service are recorded in their archive.
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