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Community Spotlight: Local Red Cross Seeks Veterans for Library of Congress Project

Published Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:02 am
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TAMPA – Florida’s West Coast Region of the American Red Cross in partnership with the Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress, is seeking Veterans to participate in this project. The program captures through a video interview, firsthand account of Veterans who served in any branch of the US military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, and are no longer serving are eligible to participate. Civilians who served in support of a US war effort in a professional capacity are also welcome to participate. We recently conducted our first interview with a Vietnam Veterans, and are very excited to capture his personal account and add it to the Library of Congress Collection for all to see.  

 

As Teresa Fazio, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran stated, “It is important to get every veterans’ story so future generations can learn about military life from first-hand accounts. Our individual experiences may have been different, but when compiled they form a powerful snapshot of history.” 

 

If you are a Veteran or know Veterans that would like to share their stories, please contact Florida’s West Coast Region of the American Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces Specialist, at 813-348-4820 for details.

 

About the American Red Cross

 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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