An easy and incredibly thoughtful way to commemorate our veterans is to preserve their story in the library of Congress. Simply conduct an interview with a U.S. veteran and send it to the government so that the story can live on forever.
- Select a veteran or civilian involved in a war (i.e. USO worker, flight instructor, medical volunteer) to interview. It can be a relative, neighbor, or someone that you met at a veterans' center .
- Confirm that the U.S. veteran served in one of the following conflicts:
- World War I
- World War II
- Korean War
- Vietnam War
- Persian Gulf War
- Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts
- Register  and conduct  your interview.
- Don't forget to bring the necessary record-keeping materials  to the interview.
- Send your interview to:
Veterans History Project
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4615
- Remember to use a commercial delivery service like Fed Ex or UPS. The U.S. Postal Service uses a screening process that could damage your submission.
- After six months, you and anyone visiting the Library of Congress will be able to read the interview. You'll also be able to access the story  online.