MEDIA ALERT: The Library of Congress Veterans Affairs Historical Project is available for interviews on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War

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MEDIA ALERT: The Library of Congress Veterans Affairs Historical Project is available for interviews on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War

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

Although often referred to as “The Forgotten War,” the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) will never forget those who served. VHP is actively seeking Korean War veterans’ oral history interviews, original photographs, letters and other correspondence to be archived and available for future generations.

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The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress is available for interviews on Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET in conjunction with the anniversary.

Interviews can be conducted via Zoom or in person at the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

VHP Director Monica Mohindra, the wife of a U.S. Navy veteran whose father, uncles and grandfathers also served in the U.S. military, will discuss VHP’s mission and how anyone 15 or older can add to the library’s collection. She can share anecdotes from veterans’ stories, such as Korean War veteran James Allen, a Bronze Star winner who joined the Army to escape 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 inspiring. Visit www.loc.gov/vets for more information.

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

Media Resources:

  • Online press release
  • Official website of the Veterans History Project
  • Sample interviews with Monica Mohindra, Director of the Veterans History Project, and Travis Bickford, Section Chief, Program Coordination and Communications (PCC)
  • Giselle AvilIs, Spanish-language media spokesperson and reference librarian, Library of Congress Spanish-Language Reading Room, is also available.

For the Veterans History Project:

The Veterans History Project was established in 2000 by Congress as part of the Center for American Folklore at the Library of Congress. VHP’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make available the personal accounts of America’s military veterans so that future generations can hear directly from veterans and better understand what they did, saw, and felt. VHP relies on volunteers to provide audio or videotaped oral history interviews of veterans, original photographs, diaries, journals, and other correspondence to be added to the library’s permanent collection. To learn more about the project and download a field kit with instructions, visit www.loc.gov/vets.

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Often referred to as “The Forgotten War,” the Library of Congress Veterans History Project will never forget those who served and is actively seeking Korean War veterans’ oral history interviews, original photographs, letters, and other correspondence to be archived and accessible to future generations.

Contact with the media

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

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