With the flight deck of the USS Midway as a backdrop, Rep. Scott Peters on Monday kicked off the Library of Congress’ national Veterans History Project in his 52 District, asking veterans to tell their story of service to inspire future generations.
The project will utilize universities, high schools, libraries and student volunteers to record veterans’ stories, and collect copies of photos, letters, diaries and other artifacts.
Peters described the project as an “outstanding way to preserve and honor these first-hand accounts of history.” For San Diego, where there are some 220,000 veterans, the project is a way to show San Diego’s continued support for the military, he added.
Representatives of a number of veterans groups, including Veterans 360 and Reboot Workshop, joined Peters on the Midway. Maurice Wilson, president and executive director of Reboot Workshop, said the project will help recent veterans make the transition to civilian life through the therapeutic effect of telling their stories.
Peters urged veterans interested in preserving their stories, and students interested in helping, to contact his office.
Peter’s 52nd district covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego.
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