Veterans History Project

Veterans History Project

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Thursay announced that she will join forces with the U.S. Library of Congress to encourage Arkansans’ participation in the Veterans History Project. The nationwide project is an effort to create an audio and video archive with recordings of firsthand accounts from American wartime veterans.

Personal histories are compiled through audio- or video-recorded interviews hosted by the Attorney General’s Office, which may include original correspondence, photographs and diaries. In addition to submitting the videos to the Library of Congress, the Attorney General’s webpage will compile and highlight Arkansas veterans’ personal experiences during various conflicts in American history.

“More than 250,000 veterans make their home in Arkansas,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I am honored to help these men and women tell their stories of courage, bravery and service by recording and submitting them to the Library of Congress. It is critical that we capture and preserve the memories of our wartime veterans so that future generations can honor them and learn about our nation’s proud history directly from those who lived through the events.”    MORE

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