Yesterday was the official kick-off of a nationwide event known as the Veterans History Project. Volunteers are recording veterans stories from past wars. People at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum have been doing this for a while, sending area vets' memoirs to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
"I think if you can hear their account of it, verbal, a person can remember it a lot better than reading it out of a book," said Army veteran LTC Sid Strickland.
"What we need to do is have a higher education level: what is war? what is the price of freedom? what did vets sacrifice to get us here today?" said District 1 Rep. Jack Kingston (R) on the project.
The Mighty Eighth has already sent 200 stories to the Library of Congress. Their goal is to have between 1,100 and 1,500 recorded by Veterans' Day.