FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORTERVILLE – (Aug. 2, 2018) – U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) is looking for veterans who would like to share their stories.
Three representatives from McCarthy’s office will be at Porterville College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, to interview local veterans. The interviews will take place in PC’s library.
The filmed interviews will then be submitted to the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. as part of the Veterans History Project (VHP), which collects veterans’ personal accounts and makes them accessible to the public so future generations may hear their stories first-hand and learn about the sacrifices they made.
“Since the founding of our nation, courageous men and women have risked their lives to ensure America’s safety and protect our freedoms,” McCarthy wrote in an email. “The sacrifices made by veterans have helped form and protect the fabric of American society. I believe [their] stories deserve to be heard.”
Veterans are also welcome to contribute any memorabilia – photographs and diaries, for example – to the VHP. Family members of veterans are encouraged to share their stories as well.
Interviews must be scheduled in advance. To schedule one, call (661) 327-3611.
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