Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did, and felt during their service.
Indian Prairie Library has interviewed and recorded the stories of over 120 local veterans who served in conflicts from World War II to the present. We send the original recordings to the Library of Congress and keep a copy at the library.
Local Veterans Stories
Listen to local veterans' stories and interviews from World War II to the Iraq War. Some interviews also include pictures and transcripts.