Friday, February 4, 2011

Illinois State Library: Veterans History Project Update

The Illinois State Library encourages Illinois war veterans of any conflict to join Secretary of State Jesse White’s Illinois Veterans History Project.

The project is designed to create a permanent record of the names and remembrances of war veterans and civilians who served. More than a decade ago, the federal government passed a law authorizing the Library of Congress to collect and preserve the war histories of American veterans and civilians. Secretary White remains strongly committed to furthering the effort to ensure that the contributions of Illinois veterans will not be forgotten.

To participate, veterans or their family members can complete and return the Illinois Patriot Information Form.

Remembrances can be shared either on the back of the form or on a separate sheet of paper.

In addition, any veteran who would like to have an in-person, recorded interview conducted should contact either Suzanne Schriar at 217-785-1533,; or Lynda Maddox at 217-524-0044,

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