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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 Diane Winter, at: 847-377-3771, or



    2019 Veterans History Project
Monday, November 11, 2019
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