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Brian Mast Calls on Veterans and Volunteers to Take Part in Library of Congress History Project

Mast, an Army veteran who lost both his legs when serving in Afghanistan, said veterans can share important information and help continue to shape American history. 

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Last week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., called on veterans to share their stories by taking part in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP).

Mast, an Army veteran who lost both his legs when serving in Afghanistan, said veterans can share important information and help continue to shape American history.

“It takes a special kind of person to put on the uniform in defense of our nation and those who do are a living, breathing pieces of the history of the United States,” Mast said. “That’s why I’m so excited to announce this unique opportunity for volunteers in our community to come together to help veterans share their story with the nation, preserving it for generations to come.”

Mast is seeking volunteers to help conduct interviews with veterans to be submitted to the Library of Congress as a part of the Veterans History Project.

“This project is a great opportunity for the community to come together and help veterans share their story with the nation and preserve it for generations to come. Rep. Mast recently shared his story as a part of the Veterans History Project and is inviting members of the community to come out and help our veterans share theirs, too,” the congressman’s office noted.

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Individuals interested in volunteering must be at least 16 years old and sign up to attend a training session in order to assist with this project. Volunteer training sessions will be held at the following times and locations:

 

Volunteer Training Session 1

January 18, 2020 from 10:30am – 1:30pm

Blake Library

2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996

 

Volunteer Training Session 2

February 15, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:30pm

Okeechobee Branch Library

5689 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417

 

Veterans interested in sharing their story are invited to the following filming sessions. Additional details will be provided closer to the first filming session.

 

Veteran Filming Session 1

February 1, 2020 from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Martin County High School

2801 S Kanner Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994

 

Veteran Filming Session 2

February 29, 2020 from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Royal Palm Beach High School

10600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

 

 

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  1. Celeste Young

    January 15, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Congressman Mast, thank you so much for your support of the Veterans History Project. The current president of the Mississippi Division United Daughters of the Confederacy, Pam Mauldin, has personally interviewed over 100 veterans and submitted them to the Library of Congress. This is an ongoing project for the UDC in which Pam is an active participant.

    As Secretary of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, we are also involved in recording memories of Veterans. At the next Board meeting I am going to recommend they be submitted to the Library of Congress. Having conducted interviews myself I am familiar with all the documentation necessary for submission.

    If you have never been to the the MAFM, we are located on Camp Shelby. We have a FB page if you would like to view the best kept secret in Mississippi. We cover all the wars America has ever been involved in with awesome exhibits. We recently remodeled to include the story of the Desert Wars. Camp Shelby was a major mobiization site during the deployments.

    As a veteran myself, I cannot thank you enought.

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