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How veterans can share their stories for a Library of Congress archive
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U.S. Army veteran Lamar Millsap recites the pledge of allegiance during a Veterans Day event at Rock Creek Veterans Park in Gainesville, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. - photo by David Barnes

Veterans can share their stories for a Library of Congress history project during an interview day in Dahlonega on Nov. 8.

The Veterans History Project is an archive at the Library of Congress that includes firsthand accounts of veterans’ service, such as interviews, photographs, letters and journals. 

Interviews for the project will be filmed on Friday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Library Technology Center at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. To set up an interview, contact Dan Mel in U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ office at 770-297-3388 or Dan.Mel@mail.house.gov. 

Although space is limited for the Nov. 8 filming, veterans who would like to participate will be contacted about future events.

UNG students will be interviewing and collecting historical memorabilia from the veterans, university spokeswoman Sylvia Carson said. It will be an opportunity for history majors and cadets to learn more about military history, she said.

The interviews will become part of the permanent collections of the Library of Congress and will be available at the American Folklife Center Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and the Veterans History Project website at www.loc.gov/vets.

For more information about how to contribute to the history project, call 202-707-4916 or visit the project’s website. 

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