Project Veteran aims to capture the stories of World War II veterans for younger generations to understand the history of those who served their country with pride in America. It has been a collaboration project between the Department of Leadership Studies and the Department of History at Fort Hays State University.
Our task is to obtain sixteen WWII veteran interviews. Without capturing these stories, the real experiences will be lost as 492 WWII veterans die each day. This number saddens us greatly but fuels our drive to honor them even further.
As a team, Project Veteran has gained community support through interviews, photos, and letters even from veterans who have already passed. We thank them for their service. Every recorded interview will be submitted to the Library of Congress along with pictures and other memorabilia.
Our hope for this project is to provide a way for students, family & community members, and fellow veterans to involve themselves in these living moments of history.
The future of this project will continue to prosper as students take on the challenge of interviewing veterans from wars that followed WWII.
National WWII Museum. Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved September 26, 2016, from http://www.nationalww2museum.org/about-the-museum/frequently-asked-questions.html