SENATE RESOLUTION 670--DESIGNATING THE WEEK BEGINNING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010, AS ``NATIONAL VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT WEEK''; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 133
(Senate - September 29, 2010)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 670--DESIGNATING THE WEEK BEGINNING ON MONDAY, 
    NOVEMBER 8, 2010, AS ``NATIONAL VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT WEEK''

  Mr. CRAPO (for himself, Mrs, Shaheen, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. 
Johanns, Mr. Risch, and Mr. Lugar) submitted the following resolution; 
which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 670

       Whereas 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the 
     establishment of the Veterans History Project by Congress in 
     order to collect and preserve the wartime stories of veterans 
     of the Armed Forces of the United States;
       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 outlined by the project;
       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 Senate--
       (1) designates the week beginning on Monday, November 8, 
     2010, as ``National Veterans History Project Week'';
       (2) calls on the people of the United States to interview 
     at least 1 veteran in their families or communities according 
     to guidelines provided by the Veterans History Project; and
       (3) encourages national, State, and local 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 veterans of the 
     Armed Forces of the United States.

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