Porter Library seeks veterans' stories

Are you a veteran of the U.S. military? If so we would like to hear your story. The Westlake Porter Public Library is participating in the Veterans History Project. This project, sponsored by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center, seeks to gather the oral histories of men and women who served in one of the following conflicts and is no longer on active duty:

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cold War
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983
  • Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989
  • Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • United Nations Operation in Somalia
  • Haiti--History--American intervention, 1994-1995
  • Operation Allied Force, 1999
  • Peacekeeping forces--Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Operation Joint Guardian, 1999-
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

Please contact Porter's local history librarian, Chad Statler, for more information. He can be reached by phone at 440-250-5486 or via email at Chad.Statler@westlakelibrary.org. For more information about this project and to see videos of a few of the oral histories we have already gathered, visit westlakelibrary.org/vhp.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 10:01 AM, 11.07.2017