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May 22, 2013

Digital Bridges takes part in preserving veteran history

MILLEDGEVILLE — Digital Bridges is helping to preserve the stories of those who have sacrificed their lives and fought with honor to serve the United States by participating in the Veterans History Project.

“We think it’s important to preserve this history, especially when its members of our community,” said Rebecca Hattaway, content strategist at Digital Bridges. “It’s important for these stories to be told and preserved for people in the future who may not know veterans with these stories.”

The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has been actively following its Congressional mandate to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans. 

Digital Bridges is participating in the Veterans History Project with the leadership of Therry Deal, state chairman of the Veterans History Project through the cooperating group Georgia State DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).

“Digital Bridges will be assisting with interviewing veterans, recording and collecting stories for the Library of Congress,” Hattaway said. “The project is funded by the U.S. Congress and relies on volunteers to collect the data.”

The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. To date, the Veterans History Project comprises more than 68,000 individual collections that are available to researchers and the general public at the Library of Congress.

“[Deal] has been leading us, and we’ve been helping her by recording interviews,” Hattaway said. “We have some people that are checking out video cameras and doing interviews on their own.”

Digital Bridges is providing a space and video cameras for community volunteers interested in interviewing and recording stories of wartime veterans. 

“So far we have completed two interviews. We have interviewed Ace Parker, who was a WW II veteran and is from Macon but lives in Milledgeville. Also, Thomas ‘Tug’ Upton Grear, was a general and he fought in Korea and Vietnam,” Hattaway said. “It’s always important to hear these stories and save it for the future for those who may be doing research or are just interested in hearing a story.”

For more information about the project or to interview a veteran call Hattaway at 478-387-0254 or visit www.loc.gov/vets.

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