January 2010 - Violet Hutka started in the Fall of 2002 with a newspaper story, a phone call, and an offer to volunteer. Now nearly eight years later Violet Hutka has transcribed more than 150 veterans’ stories for the Riverside (California) Veterans History Project and the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center of San Diego, California. Violet retired as an executive legal secretary several years ago and moved to Riverside to be close to family. She is an accomplished typist and transcriber, and she is often able to type at the pace of the interview.
2008 - VA Medical Center in Prescott, AZ is one of the most active Voluntary Services Offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This program has generated over 600 recorded interviews since the program began in 2003. A dedicated cadre of 20 to 30 trained volunteers work together to collect personal, service-oriented histories.
August 2006 - Denise Fritz is a court report from Wisconsin. “We all know how busy life gets. Where do we find the
time to do volunteer work? It usually has to happen with the
assistance of others. With support from my family and my boss,
I was given the opportunity and the honor to transcribe stories
from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. I hope fellow court reporters will participate in this new initiative
to record the stories of veterans in their lives and then transcribe
them. Be a part of our country’s history, and in doing
so create a history for our organization.”
2005 - Andrew (Andy) Layton is an extraordinary 16-year-old student who has dedicated much of his young life to record the first-hand recollections of U.S. war veterans for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP), thus ensuring that the personal stories of these national heroes are preserved for current and future generations.
2005 - On November 12, 2004, Secretary
of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi unveiled a city-size
bus at 11 a.m. before went on a year-long “tour of duty” in
Orlando, Fla. The painted bus was sponsored by LYNX
bus system of Central Florida and ran as a public service to raise
awareness about the Veterans History Project.
2005 - Derek
Sallay of Poway, California (near San Diego), is a senior at Poway
High School. He recently won a scholarship with his essay
about celebrating veterans' service for a contest sponsored
by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) . Derek
will interview eight to 10 veterans for his Senior Project
and plans to donate the interviews to the Veterans History
2004 - Matthew
Peterman of Marengo, Illinois is
an Eagle Scout. To date, he has coordinated 13 interviews
of veterans for the Library
of Congress’ Veterans History Project.
2004 - Judith Kent serves
as a Trustee to the Flagler County Public Library and has been
volunteer for the Library of Congress'
History Project for more than two years. Ms. Kent along with a
number of other dedicated volunteers have interviewed more than
25 veterans for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History