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MEDIA ALERT: Library of Congress Veterans History Project Available for Interviews Surrounding 70th Anniversary of the End of the Korean War


Now Booking Tuesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 12

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- July 27, 2023, marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Nearly 6 million U.S. servicemembers served in the three-year war, and it is estimated that more than 1 million are still with us.

Although often called "The Forgotten War," the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) will never forget those who served. VHP actively seeks Korean War veterans' oral history interviews, original photographs, letters and other correspondence to be archived and made accessible for future generations.

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project is available for interviews on Tuesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 12, 8:00 a.m. ? 2:00 p.m. ET in connection with the anniversary.

Interviews may be conducted via Zoom or in person at the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

VHP director Monica Mohindra, the spouse of a U.S. Navy veteran whose father, uncle and grandfathers also served in the U.S. military, will discuss VHP's mission as well as how anyone age 15 or older may add to the Library's collection. She can share anecdotes from veterans' stories, such as Korean War veteran James Allen, a Bronze Star recipient who joined the Army to escape from racially segregated Florida in the 1950s.

Fully accessible and ever-growing, VHP allows participants to be part of a conversation that is not only informative but inspirational. Go to www.loc.gov/vets for more information.

To schedule an interview with the Veterans History Project, please email [email protected].

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About the Veterans History Project:

The Veterans History Project was created in 2000 by Congress as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. VHP's mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of U.S. military veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they did, saw and felt. VHP relies on volunteers to submit veterans' audio or video-recorded oral history interviews, original photographs, diaries, journals and other correspondence to be added to the permanent library collection. To learn more about the project and download a how-to field kit, visit www.loc.gov/vets.

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Often called "The Forgotten War," the Library of Congress Veterans History Project will never forget those who served and actively seeks Korean War veterans' oral history interviews, original photographs, letters and other correspondence to be archived and made accessible for future generations.

Media Contact

Katie Sikorski, LMO, 1 703-666-8447, [email protected]

 

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