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Mariemont Veterans History Project

There are 19 million war veterans living in the United States today, but every day we lose 1,500 of them. Motivated by a desire to honor our nation's war veterans for their service and to collect their stories and experiences while they are still among us, the United States Congress created the Veterans' History Project. The authorizing legislation, 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. Public Law 106-380 calls upon the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to collect and preserve audio- and video-taped oral histories, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs and home movies, of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them.

The Mariemont City School District is an official partner of the Library of Congress in this endeavor. The Mariemont School District Veterans History Project covers World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. It includes participants in those wars from our school community and the community at large - men and women, civilian and military.

For more information, stories and first-person accounts, please go to this link.