CHS project to record war veterans’ stories
Veterans from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars are invited to participate in a project to record their experiences for posterity.
Students at Coronado High School are participating again this spring in the national Veterans History Project (VHP).
Interview times are scheduled Wednesday, April 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. and from noon to 2 p.m., according to Coronado High teacher Jill Haffley, who organizes the school's involvement through her honors United States history class.
Part of the impetus at the national level is the reality that veterans from those wars are aging. “There are 19 million war veterans living in the United States today, but every day we lose 1,700 of them,” reads a Coronado flyer about VHP. “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.”
For more information, call Haffley at 328-3750 or 550-5774.
From a press release