The Veterans History Project is founded by Congress to collect, preserve and make accessible the stories of American war veterans.
Ellen McCulloch-Lovell is appointed director of the project on May 25th. The first meeting of the Five-Star Council is held on November 8th.
VHP launches the first of 28 special web presentations that highlight the diversity of American veterans.
“Voices of War: Stories of Service from the Home Front and the Front Lines” is published. VHP volunteers participate at the grand opening of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day weekend. VHP, in cooperation with Public Radio International, creates a radio series, “Experiencing War,” four one-hour specials on women veterans, families of war, World War II veterans and the Nazi war criminal trials. Beverly Lindsey serves as acting director from Feb-July 2004. Diane Kresh is appointed director of the Veterans History Project in July.
“Forever a Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service” is published on Veterans Day. VHP hosts a symposium on April 17 titled “In Country: The Vietnam War 30 Years After” to honor Vietnam veterans. A symposium held on May 26 marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. On Nov. 30, the VHP Information Center opens in the Library’s Madison Building.
Robert Patrick is named Veterans History Project Director in May.
On April 21, VHP and PBS launch a public outreach campaign about the VHP in conjunction with the release of Ken Burns’ film series, “The War.”
VHP observes a Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day and celebrates the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed forces.
On Oct. 21, 2009, in conjunction with History, VHP hosts a National Teach-in on Veterans History at the Library of Congress and through a live webcast. VHP and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launch a web campaign, “Honor Our Veterans. Record Their Stories!”
VHP kicks-off a year-long celebration of its 10th anniversary.