Though the term “veteran” is often uttered in the same breath as “war,” many U.S. veterans served during times of peace. This includes more than 10,000 men and women in the Veterans History Project archive who served during the period known as the Cold War era.
Entirely comprised of military volunteers, the online exhibit speaks to the motivations of veterans who served during an era of escalating international tensions. Trained to fight a Soviet threat, their narratives invariably give voice to conflicts derived from their ancestry, gender, and opposition to traditional warfighting techniques.
The mission of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of U.S. veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Learn more at http://www.loc.gov/vets. Share your exciting VHP initiatives, programs, events and news stories with VHP to be considered for a future RSS. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and place “My VHP RSS Story” in the subject line.
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