“Women who served in the military are a valuable part of our history, and their stories deserve to be preserved for future generations.” - Monica Mohindra, Acting Director of the Veterans History Project
FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) November 05, 2021
The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) is seeking to highlight women’s military service, and to inform the public about how they can access and be a part of their veteran collection this Veterans Day season. There’s no need to wait until Mother’s Day or Women’s History Month to celebrate women veterans.
Women have served in uniform in all branches of the U.S. military since World War II. From nurses, to code breakers, to pilots, to surgeons, to mechanics, to frontline warriors and everything in between, women veterans have done it all.
The Veterans History Project collects, preserves and makes accessible the war stories of United States military veterans. The volunteer-based archive comprises over 111,000 first person narratives and authentic materials such as photos and correspondence from those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Veterans History Project is a repository full of information that focuses solely on veterans’ personal experiences—memories of what they did, saw and felt—no matter their gender, branch, rank or whether or not they saw combat.
“Women who served in the military are a valuable part of our history, and their stories deserve to be preserved for future generations,” says Monica Mohindra, Acting Director of the Veterans History Project.
Mohindra is the wife of a Navy veteran who comes from a long line of veterans. She has been on staff with the Project for more than 15 years.
The Veterans History Project wants TV, radio, online radio and podcast listeners to know that their collection is fully accessible and ever-growing, and that their contributions add to history. Afterall, it’s the people’s collection.
This Veterans Day season, listeners will be able to be part of a conversation that is not only informative, but inspirational. They will gain a new appreciation for women who served in the military, as well as receive guidance on how to preserve the legacies of their loved ones and contribute to the people’s collection.
For more information, visit the online press kit by clicking here.
To hear a previous interview with a Veterans History Project representative, please click here.
To download the PSA please click here.
To book an interview with Monica Mohindra, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call or text at (703) 786-5678.
Veterans History Project was created in 2000 by Congress as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. VHP’s mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of U.S. military veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. VHP relies on volunteers to interview veterans to contribute to the permanent library collection by submitting audio and video interviews, as well as original photographs and correspondence. To learn more about the project and download a how-to field kit visit http://www.loc.gov/vets