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.
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
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