Volunteer for the Veteran’s History Project.

I ran across this article and I thought it was such a great idea I borrowed it to post on here.  Please read it and if you’re interested, there’s a link to the website where you can volunteer your services.  This is a great way to pass on the experiences of our veterans to a younger generation for years to come.

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Court reporters record veterans’ stories through Washington D.C.-based Veterans History Project

cnam-img_0554Court reporters are recording the stories of American veterans through the Veterans History project, according to the National Court Reporters Association.

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center in Washington, D.C., is primarily an oral history program that collects and preserves the first-hand interviews of America’s war veterans.

U.S. Representative Ron Kind of Wisconsin proposed the Veterans History Project after interviewing veterans in his own family at a reunion. His wife, Tawni, a court reporter, knew that transcriptions would ensure the accessibility of interview content, according to the North American Precis Syndicate.

The project relies on volunteers, both individuals and organizations, to contribute veterans’ stories to the Veterans History Project. In addition to audio- and video-recorded interviews, the Veterans History Project accepts memoirs, collections of original photographs and letters, diaries, maps, and other historical documents from World War I through current conflicts.

Benefit to the public
More than 2,800 interviews in the Veterans History Project collection have been transcribed by court reporters, according to the precis syndate. Once a court reporter transcribes an interview, the transcription is sent to the Library of Congress to be added to the veteran’s collection and, in many cases, it is digitized so that the public may access the transcript online.

Benefit to court reporters
Court reporters receive 0.25 professional development credits for each transcription completed, at no cost to the reporter, and reporters can earn up to a maximum of 1.0 professional development credits for completing four transcriptions within the three year certification period, according to NCRA. Read more here.

To learn more or participate, visit www.loc.gov/vets.

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