Senator Merkley partners with Veterans History Project to share Oregon veteran stories

Senator Merkley partners with Veterans History Project to share Oregon veteran stories


By:  Cinthia Cortez

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and his office are teaming up with the Library of Congress American Folklife Center’s Veterans History Project to help record and share the unique stories of Oregon veterans from all walks of life.

Since being created by Congress in 2000, The Veterans History Project (VHP) has collected and preserved first-person narratives from United States military veterans, dating as far back as World War I, to the present.

To date, VHP says it has collected more than 114,000 individual accounts from veterans.

If you are an Oregon veteran or Gold Star Family member interested in learning more about how to participate, or if you would like to volunteer to interview or collect materials from Oregon veterans, you can email VHP@merkley.senate.gov for assistance from Jeff’s office.