The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center has been collecting and preserving the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
There’s a lot about the project at the Library of Congress Website.
And faculty and students Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) have produced a video, posted in YouTube, to introduce their ongoing Veterans History Program program and to highlight some of the interviews they have collected of those who served in the U.S. armed forces. ?
It’s a great and stirring example of the experiences of veterans. But the video is also a demonstration of how colleges, universities, technical schools, and community colleges can use the Veterans History Project as a service learning program to bridge generational gaps and create community engagement programs. ?
For institutions thinking of getting started with the Veterans History Project, the American Folklife Center has VHP Field Kit—a "how-to" guide—along with a 15-minute video to help volunteer interviewers navigate the kit.
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