- The Veterans History Project will host a panel to discuss preservation of veterans' personal documents and artifacts
- The Library of Congress will join over 90 organizations on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to honor Vietnam War veterans and their legacy of service
Library of Congress Hosts Panel Discussion About Preserving Personal Stories During “Welcome Home” Event for Vietnam War Veterans
The Library of Congress Veterans History Project will host a panel discussion on preserving personal documents and artifacts as part of a three-day celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to “Welcome Home” Vietnam veterans and honor their enduring legacy of service.
The Veterans History Project will join more than 90 organizations in the Vietnam War Commemoration’s “Welcome Home! A Nation Honors our Vietnam Veterans and their Families” on the National Mall from May 11 to 13. Archivists and curators will offer tips on how to preserve veterans’ historic documents and artifacts, and where to donate those service memorabilia.
What: Veterans History Project Panel Discussion About Preserving Personal Stories
When: Saturday, May 13, 4 p.m.
Where: National Mall, JFK Hockey Fields Rally Point
1964 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20245
Who: Frank A. Blazich, Jr., Ph.D. is the curator of military history in the Division of Political and Military History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Britta Granrud, is director of collections and curator for the Military Women’s Memorial.
Stephen F. Maxner, Ph.D. is the director of the Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive.
Justina Maloney is an archivist with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
As part of the celebration, the Veterans History Project will also host a film screening of the documentary “The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien.” You can find more information about this event here.
About the Vietnam War Commemoration
The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration was authorized by Congress, established under the secretary of defense and launched by the president in 2012. By Presidential Proclamation, The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration continues through Veterans Day, November 11, 2025. The Commemoration honors all veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location as all were called to serve and none could self-determine where they were stationed. Since 2012, more than 3.4 million Vietnam veterans and their families have been publicly thanked by friends and neighbors during 24 thousand ceremonies hosted by dedicated Commemorative Partners.
About the Library of Congress
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