Veteran's History Project

The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000. It seeks to collect and preserve first-hand accounts of American war-time experiences through the archives of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Those invited to participate in the project are veterans or the families of veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War or in the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Also invited to submit personal accounts of their stories are U.S. citizen civilians who actively supported war efforts during these times. The project seeks to collect not only first-person accounts of war-time experiences, but also original collections of diaries, letters, maps, home movies and photographs.

The LEGACY DISK is proud to support the Veteran's History Project and provides this special offer for individuals who quality to have their stories told and submitted to the VHP. If you or your loved one is a war-time veteran or citizen civilian who directly supported our nation's war-time efforts, and you purchase either an Enhanced or Premier Tribute package, we will videotape a second interview, specifically designed to be submitted to the VHP and assist you and your family in the submission of this video, as well as additional materials or mementos, at no additional charge.

Contact us or ask your LEGACY ADVISOR for more information.

Sample Clips
Cold Warriors

Ed Ettner
(US Navy-Ret.)
Lorton, VA

Commander Ed Ettner (USN-Ret.) served his country for 27 years as a naval aviator and submarine commander. He spent the next nearly four decades working in the intelligence arena, specializing in matters relating to the use of the submarine in times of war and peace.

Bill Forster
National Photographic
Interpretation Center
Washington, DC

In the late summer and autumn of 1962, Bill Forster was a young 1st Lieutenant working for the Special Activities Division of the U.S. Army Photographic Interpretation Center. Bill was part of the team which discovered the unsettling developments which led to the famed "Cuban Missile Crisis".