Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s office will host a Veterans History Project event on Thursday, June 29 at the Eastlake Terrace in Elkhart, Indiana, from 1:30 PM –3:30 PM EDT. The Veterans History Project is an effort by the Library of Congress to preserve the first-hand experiences of those who served in the United States military by recording their personal narratives and archiving them for future use by historians, teachers, and the general public.
Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “The men and women who courageously served our country have moving stories to share about their service. It is important that we record their statements so that future generations have the opportunity to learn from their experiences and appreciate the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedoms.”
Donnelly’s staff and other Hoosier volunteers will be present to interview veterans. Area veterans are encouraged to attend in order to have their stories recorded and are welcome to bring photos, letters, or other memorabilia to share. Individuals in the community who would like to volunteer to interview the veterans are also welcome. Veterans who want to share their stories and volunteers who want to interview veterans should RSVP to Donnelly’s office by contacting Ryan Wiegand at Ryan_Wiegand@donnelly.senate.gov or by calling 317-226-5555.
A flyer for the event can be downloaded here.
For more information about the services provided by Donnelly’s office — including assistance with a federal agency, such as the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs, inquiries about medals, and other veterans’ resources — please visit www.donnelly.senate.gov/help or call the Senator’s Indianapolis office at 317-226-5555.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
3109 East Bristol Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
TO RSVP: Contact Ryan Wiegand at Ryan_Wiegand@donnelly.senate.gov or 317-226-5555