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Jaime Herrera Beutler Invites Southwest Washington Veterans to Preserve Their Stories in the Library of Congress

Southwest Washington veterans are invited to participate in an event with Herrera Beutler on November 8 where their stories will be recorded for preservation in the Library of Congress

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Vancouver, October 21, 2019 | comments
Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced she is inviting Southwest Washington veterans to take part in an event November 8 to record their stories as part of the Veterans History Project within the Library of Congress.
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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced she is inviting Southwest Washington veterans to take part in an event November 8 to record their stories as part of the Veterans History Project within the Library of Congress.

“Congress created the Veterans History Project, and it is a great honor for me to help preserve Southwest Washington veterans’ military stories for future generations,” Herrera Beutler said. “From those who served in World War II to those who just returned from a conflict in the Middle East, I am committed to honoring our veteran heroes’ service and making their stories of sacrifice an official part of our nation’s story.”

All Southwest Washington veterans are invited to participate and share their military stories at this Vancouver-area event. Those who wish to participate should RSVP at VetStoriesWA03@Mail.House.Gov or call Herrera Beutler’s Vancouver office at 360-695-6292.

Additional details on the time and location of the event will be forthcoming. 

About the Veterans History Project:

Herrera Beutler will be partnering with the Veterans History Project whose mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American wartime veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war and the sacrifices made for our freedom.

At the event, Herrera Beutler, her staff, and members of the military community will be conducting one-on-one interviews with Southwest Washington veterans about their wartime experiences. The interviews will then be submitted for preservation as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

More information – including the veteran collections – about the Veterans History Project is available at www.loc.gov/vets.

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