Florida’s veterans have a rich history of service to our nation that must be remembered and honored. As a Veteran, I know the importance of hearing from veterans about their service and how critical this is to preserving our country’s history and understanding the realities of War. I am proud to participate in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to help give back to our veterans and highlight their stories for generations to come. Veterans History Project accepts the stories of veterans as defined by the Department of Veterans Affairs: “A person who served in the active military service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” To learn more about the project, click here.
The Veterans History Project was created through an act of Congress in 2000 and invited veterans from conflicts ranging from World War I to the Global War on Terror to share their stories through audio or visual interviews, memoirs, or photographic documentation for archives with the Library of Congress. We extend that to ongoing military conflicts, including Operation Inherent Resolve and any other supporting operations or roles.
My staff and I will be conducting year-round interviews of local veterans to hear their stories and celebrate their service to our country.