Veterans encouraged to share stories with Library of Congress Veterans History Project

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Congressman Steven Palazzo, a veteran of the United States Marine Corpsand current member of the Mississippi National Guard,is calling on veterans in Mississippi to take part in the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project,which allows veterans across the United States to share their stories from their timein the military.

The project invites anyone who has servedin the U.S. militaryduring World WarI to present, regardless of branch or rank,to submit their personal account of serving in the military. Palazzo issued the following statement requesting South Mississippi’s participation.

“South Mississippi is home to the state’s largest veteran population and through this projectI want to amplify the heroic accounts I’ve heardthrough the years. Every story in South Mississippi deserves to be shared.This project isan engaging way to allow these stories of service to live on whileeducatingfuture generations on the sacrifices made by so many brave Americans.”

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

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 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

Click here to participate.

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