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Veterans History Project









Photos from 2012 Veterans History Project



Overview:


On Veterans Day morning, Monday, November 11, 2019, World War II, Korean War and

Vietnam veterans are invited to come to the Lake County courthouse in Waukegan to meet

with volunteer lawyers and have their oral histories recorded by official court reporters

who will produce transcripts of their interviews for the Library of Congress.  The typed

 

transcripts will be archived at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress sponsored

 

project collects first-hand accounts of veterans from the wars as well as personal items

 

such as photographs, diaries, letters, etc. of the veterans, if  they so choose.








 







 
 

Not Only Veterans:


Civilians who were actively involved in supporting war

efforts (war industry workers, such as “Rosie the Riveter,”

USO workers, civilian flight instructors and pilots, medical

personnel, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable

stories.







2014 Veterans History Project

 
 




Photos from 2013 Veterans History Project

 
 

Benefiting Future Generations:


The first-hand accounts will be archived in the American

Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for use by

researchers and to serve as an inspiration for generations to

come, making accessible the personal accounts of American

war veterans so that future generations may hear directly

from veterans and better understand the realities of war.



 
 

     





 

To Volunteer or Attend:

Contact Lorena Hernandez, Administrative Assistant to Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena, at: 847-377-3771, or lhernandez@lakecountyil.gov




 
 
2019 Veterans History Project

Monday, November 11, 2019

 
   
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