The Veterans History Project (VHP) seeks to gather and archive the personal recollections of U.S. veterans (from WWI to the War on Terror) to honor their service and share their stories with current and future generations.
Northeast Florida’s Veterans History Project
In 2000, Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP), a collection of U.S. veterans’ oral histories as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The efforts support:
The preservation of the sacrifices and experiences of those who served our country;
The availability of primary source material for researchers, scholars and educators to conduct research; and
The cultivation of a rich cultural heritage that will exist in perpetuity.
The Community Hospice Veterans Partnership, an initiative of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, launched local efforts supporting the Veterans History Project in fall of 2008.
Since that time, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has recorded the stories of more than 100 veterans in Northeast Florida. It is our desire to retain the stories of our area’s heroes so they can be archived at the Library of Congress for future generations and as a way for families to honor and safeguard the legacies of loved ones who served.
Become a part of our nation’s history and share your story today. (link to: http://vhpfirstcoast.org/interview/register)