The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect
and preserve stories of wartime service.
primary focus is on first-hand accounts of
from the following
- 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)
In addition, those U.S.
citizen civilians who were actively involved in
supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers,
flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also
share their valuable stories.
How did the Veterans History Project start?
The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project
in 2000. The authorizing legislation (Public
Law 106-380), 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.