WASHINGTON, D.C. – Calling all U.P. Veterans: the Library of Congress is looking to collect and share your experience of when you were in the service. This is part of an ongoing project called The Veterans History Project. It collects, preserves and shares the personal accounts of our veterans. Senator Gary Peters (D- MI) will have his team set up a place for veterans to record their story in Marquette on October 5.
“It just enriches our understanding of the sacrifice and have the honor of men and women who have served our country,” said Sen. Peters. “And there are certainly- I’ve met so many veterans in the UP who are proud of their service and we are proud of their service too and they have stories that I think needs to be told.”
The Veterans History Project collects first-hand accounts of veterans spanning from their service in the first World War, Vietnam, The Gulf War, The War in Afghanistan and even multinational operations like Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, as well as everything in between. Veterans can share letters, pictures, personal diaries, anything about their service. Senator Peters said this project is also an important record for veterans’ families.
“And it’s something that will be part of the history as well as their family history,” said Sen. Peters. “You will find family members, family members today as well as future members of that family and future generations will be able to look back and hear the voice of that service member, their grandfather, or grandmother or great grandfather. It’s an important record for the family in addition to the country.”
Peters office is hosting the event from 2pm – 7pm Wednesday October 5, 2022 at the Marquette Regional History Center:
145 West Spring Street
Marquette, MI 49855
His office is asking veterans to register for a time slot to share their story.