Lipinski Invites Veterans to Share Their Experiences for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is teaming with the Library of Congress to bring their Veterans History Project (VHP) to the Third District.  The VHP collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of veterans so that future generations can better understand the experiences of our veterans and the contributions they have all made to America.

“The actions of our heroic veterans helped shape the country and world we live in today,” Rep. Lipinski said.  “With each passing day taking more of them from us, it is imperative that the first-hand stories of their military experiences be preserved.”

Participation in the program is easy.  If you’re a veteran of any conflict – including the Cold War – simply call the Congressman’s Chicago office at 773-948-6223 and schedule an interview time with a specially trained staff member.  The interview will be recorded and a copy will be sent to the veteran and the Library of Congress.  In addition, veterans can donate copies of correspondence as well as visual materials.

“I encourage every veteran to take advantage of this great opportunity to add their voice to this project,” stated Lipinski.  “American history is not just about famous people; it is the story of every American who has contributed in ways big and small to our nation, and every veteran has made an important contribution.”

All recorded interviews and other donated items will be housed in a preservation environment within the permanent collections of the Library of Congress.  Within a six month processing period, all provided materials will be available to researchers, scholars, students, authors, filmmakers, and anyone else visiting the library.  For more information, go online to