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Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did, and felt during their service.

Indian Prairie Library has interviewed and recorded the stories of over 120 local veterans who served in conflicts from World War II to the present. We send the original recordings to the Library of Congress and keep a copy at the library.

Get Involved

If you or someone you know is a U.S. veteran, you can help us collect and preserve war stories and experiences as a part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Contact Joe P. at 630/884-8032 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

Local Veterans Stories

Listen to local veterans' stories and interviews from World War II to the Iraq War. Some interviews also include pictures and transcripts. 

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