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Red Cross participating in Veterans History Project

Released by: Smith County American Red Cross Chapter

TYLER, TX October 18, 2010 — The American Red Cross, Smith County Chapter is proud to announce its participation in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the first-person accounts of American wartime veterans and civilian workers who supported the war efforts by preserving their stories of service to our country.

The Library of Congress and the American Red Cross are offering free training for volunteer interviewers to collect veterans' stories on behalf of the Library of Congress.

The Smith County Chapter will host the training, conducted by Stephen Sloan, Oral Historian at Baylor University on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross office located at 320 E Rieck Rd. Tyler.

This training is open to anyone in 10th grade or older wanting to become a part of this historic project. Seating is limited, so reserve your space today by calling 903-581-7981 or emailing

To learn more about the Veterans History Project visit

Join us and learn how to keep our Veterans' voices alive for future generations!

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