The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library is calling all veteransí to participate in the Veteranís History Project.
In partnership with the Library of Congress, the Sekula Memorial Library is conducting videotaped interviews of Valley Veterans sharing their stories and experiences during their military careers. The head of this project is Dr. Charles Ellard, retired professor of economics at UTPA and president of the Library Advisory Board. He, along with Programs and Outreach Librarian Sonya Miller will be conducting the interviews and gathering information about veterans in Edinburg and Valley wide.
The Veteranís History Project will archive these stories as part of the American Folk Life Collection. There, the information will be available for researchers, educators, and family members to view.
Local veterans are encouraged to become part of this momentous opportunity to tell their stories and have them preserved for all time. Interviews will be conducted from all branches of service regardless of peace or wartime activity.
On Saturday, Sept, 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be project presentation and sign up for those that wish to participate. Veterans are encouraged to attend this session in order to fill out biographical and release forms. At that time, participants may also schedule the date and time that they wish to be interviewed.
For more information please contact Sonya Miller at 956-383-6246 or visit the library located at 1906 S. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg.