(Extensions of Remarks - May 18, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E850]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                           HON. JASON ALTMIRE

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                          Friday, May 18, 2012

  Mr. ALTMIRE. Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to recognize the 
students, faculty, and administration of Fox Chapel Area High School in 
Pittsburgh, PA, for their participation in the Library of Congress' 
Veterans History Project. On March 16, 2012, the students of Mrs. Jen 
Klein's Advanced Placement Government class hosted local veterans to be 
interviewed about their service in the military.
  Nine veterans visited Fox Chapel Area High School where students 
collected first-hand accounts of their experiences serving in the 
military, including World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. 
These stories will become a part of the permanent collection at the 
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Along with the 
veterans' biographical data, their personal stories will be preserved 
so that future generations can understand the sacrifice and commitment 
they made for our country.
  The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American 
Folklife Center was created by Congress and signed into law in 2000. To 
date, over 74,000 records have been collected from veterans across the 
country. As the largest oral history program in United States history, 
this program relies on volunteers throughout the nation to collect and 
preserve the first-hand interviews of America's wartime veterans. 
Because of their participation, the students of Fox Chapel Area High 
School's names and interviews will be a part of the permanent 
  The Veterans History Project gives our servicemen and women the 
opportunity to share their stories of service to our country in a way 
that no one else can. As the future leaders of America, these students 
exemplify the best that our schools have to offer. For their 
outstanding work and dedication to this project, I would like to 
commend and thank the following students of Fox Chapel Area High 
  Alexander Carlier, Ishan Chatterjee, Zachary Ferguson, Ben Freeman, 
Alexander Fox, Alexander Goodwin, Sarah Henry, Steven Ho, Loteta Lee, 
Johnny Lou, Jack Millard, Minu Nagashunmugam, Cristian Nicolescu, Sarah 
Ogren, Erin Ross, Nicole Segall, Ryan Shymansky, Andrew Tabas, Carly 
Trakofler, Connor Whelan, Samantha Wiley, Hannah Davis Leizerowski, 
Emily Owens, Tanner Patsko, Morgan Tucker, Emma Thompson, Josh 
Norkevicus, Erin Zoller, Ana Roc Martinez, Graydon Leonard, Gisselle 
Manson, Benjamin Klaas, Chloe Artice, Jacob Snyder.