SHAHEEN HONORS VETERANS, ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT

Library of Congress Project will collect, preserve, and display personal accounts of American veterans for future generations

November 09, 2009

(Tilton, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen paid tribute today to veterans during the New Hampshire Veterans Home's annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Tilton.  Shaheen also announced her participation in the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project and encouraged veterans to record their story on film as part of the nationwide oral history project.

"Today, we honor the selfless service of our nation's veterans, who put themselves in harm's way so that Americans can enjoy the comforts of peace and freedom," said Shaheen. "New Hampshire has more than 130,000 veterans, many of whom served in conflicts around the globe, and I'm proud to work with the Library of Congress to make sure New Hampshire veterans' stories are available for future generations."

Shaheen's office, in coordination with the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project, will collect, preserve, and display personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations can hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. The Library of Congress has collected more than 100 stories from New Hampshire.

Veterans wishing to participate in this project may visit www.Shaheen.Senate.gov or the Veterans History Project webpage at www.loc.gov/vets.

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