Text: H.Res.1644 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[H. Res. 1644 Engrossed in House (EH)]

H. Res. 1644

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                     November 30, 2010.
Whereas 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Veterans 
        History Project by the United States Congress in order to collect and 
        preserve the wartime stories of United States veterans;
Whereas Congress charged the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress 
        to undertake the Veterans History Project and to engage the public in 
        the creation of a collection of oral histories that would be a lasting 
        tribute to individual veterans;
Whereas the Veterans History Project relies on a corps of volunteer 
        interviewers, partner organizations, and an array of civic minded 
        institutions nationwide who interview veterans according to the 
        guidelines it provides;
Whereas these oral histories have created an abundant resource for scholars to 
        gather first-hand accounts of veterans' experience in World War I, World 
        War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the 
        Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts;
Whereas there are 17,000,000 wartime veterans in the United States whose stories 
        can educate people of all ages about important moments and events in the 
        history of the United States and the world and provide instructive 
        narratives that illuminate the meanings of ``service'', ``sacrifice'', 
        ``citizenship'', and ``democracy'';
Whereas more than 70,000 oral histories have already been collected and more 
        than 8,000 oral histories are fully digitized and available through the 
        website of the Library of Congress;
Whereas the Veterans History Project will increase the number of oral histories 
        that can be collected and preserved and increase the number of veterans 
        it honors; and
Whereas ``National Veterans Awareness Week'' has been recognized by Congress in 
        previous years: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports the designation of a ``National Veterans History 
        Project Week'';
            (2) recognizes ``National Veterans Awareness Week'';
            (3) calls on the people of the United States to interview at least 
        one veteran in their families or communities according to guidelines 
        provided by the Veterans History Project; and
            (4) encourages local, State, and national organizations along with 
        Federal, State, city, and county governmental institutions to 
        participate in support of the effort to document, preserve, and honor 
        the service of United States wartime veterans.