Arkansans Invited to Attend Workshop for Veterans History Project

WASHINGTON – The office of U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) will host a workshop for the Veteran’s History Project (VHP) on March 18 at 1p.m. at the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park in Scott, Arkansas.

The workshop will be led by Col. (ret) Anita Deason, Boozman’s Senior Military and Veterans Liaison, to provide information and training for anyone interested in conducting interviews with veterans to preserve their stories.

The VHP is the world’s largest oral history archive. Preserved at the Library of Congress, the collection houses more than 100,000 stories of our nation’s veterans. Boozman’s office has encouraged Arkansans to get involved with collecting and sharing the stories of these heroes.

“The Veterans History Project is a unique collection of the memories of our veterans. It is critical that we preserve these firsthand accounts to better understand our history,” Boozman said. “I am encouraged by the number of Arkansans who are already participating and look forward to the expansion of these efforts across the state to honor the sacrifice and service of Arkansas veterans.”

Boozman’s office has previously conducted 13 VHP workshops, training more than 300 people in Arkansas over the last two years.

There is no fee for the workshop, however space is limited. To reserve a seat contact the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park at: 501-961-1409.


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