Florida’s veterans have a rich history of service to our nation that must be remembered and honored. 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.  My office is participating in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to help give back to our veterans and highlight their stories for generations to come. The 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.” 

The Veterans History Project was created through an act of Congress in 2000 and invites veterans from past and ongoing military conflicts, including those who were in supporting or other roles to share their stories through audio or visual interviews, memoirs, or photographic documentation for archives with the Library of Congress. The Veterans History Project would also like to hear stories of Gold Star Family Members talking about their loved ones. 

My staff and I will be conducting year-round interviews of local veterans to hear their stories and celebrate their service to our country.  If you’re a veteran or Gold Star Family member who would like to participate, please complete the below form. Thank you for your service. We owe you a debt we can never repay.