Veterans History Project

The primary focus is on first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following 20th Century wars:

  • World War I (1914-1920)
  • World War II (1939-1946)
  • Korean War (1950-1965)
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)
  • Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)

In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers.  USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.

Veterans Memorial Library is looking for a few good men and women to share their stories.  If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Sue Ellen Deni-Owen, Community Services Librarian at or at 989-773-3242 x27.




How did the Veterans History Project start?

The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000.  The authorizing legislation (Public Law 106-380), sponsored by Representatives Ron Kind, Amo Houghton, and Steny Hoyer in the U. S. House of Representatives and Senators Max Cleland and Chuck Hagel in the U. S. Senate, received unanimous support and was signed into law by President William Jefferson Clinton on October 27, 2000.  The Veterans History Project is made possible by the generous support of the United States Congress.