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Veterans History Project (VHP) Community Training

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Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd

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Norcross, Georgia 30071

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We invite veterans and their families together with the general public to attend community training for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VCP) to add veterans photos, letters, videos and oral histories to the Library of Congress digital archives.

The organization's website states:

"The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war."

There are a number of ways stories can be told including:

  • Personal Narratives - audio and video-taped interviews, written memoirs

  • Correspondence - letters, postcards, v-mail personal diaries

  • Visual Materials - photographs, drawings, scrapbooks

The Project collects first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following wars:

  • World War I, 1914-1918

  • World War II, 1939-1945

  • Cold War

  • Korean War, 1950-1953

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

  • Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983

  • Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989

  • Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993

  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

  • United Nations Operation in Somalia

  • Haiti--History--American intervention, 1994-1995

  • Operation Allied Force, 1999

  • Peacekeeping forces--Bosnia and Hercegovina

  • Operation Joint Guardian, 1999-

  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009

  • Afghan War, 2001-

  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

This Urban Mediamakers program, in partnership with BlackGwinnett Magazine, is funded by the national initiative World War I and America of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd

Community Room

Norcross, Georgia 30071

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