Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. The oral histories collected here represent over fifteen years of effort from representatives of the Ypsilanti Rotary Club, Ypsilanti District Library, and Eastern Michigan University. All of these have been archived with the Library of Congress, and this is our attempt to put many of these Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, and Michigan oral histories in one place.
"We were in Saddam's private hospital, it was in what's called the Certified Green Zone, a half mile from the Palace which is now the Embassy. And we were rocketed, or mortared, or some kind of incoming indirect fire...almost everyday. "Learn More
"This baby [Canadian Naval Ensign] was flying on the ship during the Invasion of Normandy."Learn More
"We went into the surf, literally in the winter in Iceland, and the water is clear but it is like the surface of the moon."Learn More
"We're bringing in young people everyday to learn the tradition, learn the history, and to carry on."Learn More