Write or record a U.S. Veteran's story so that it lives on in the Library of Congress.
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.