Veterans History Project – Free training

The Central Louisiana Red Cross will participate in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project which is launching with a free training from 1 – 5 p.m., on today, Nov. 30.

Created by Congress in 2000, the Veterans History Project of the American Folk-life Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
The goal of the Central Louisiana Red Cross is to capture 200 stories of Central Louisiana veterans who have served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. 

Adults and students in the 10th through 12th grade may complete the free training through the Red Cross and become volunteer interviewers. 

Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling (318) 442-6621 or emailing

The Central Louisiana Red Cross is located at 425 Bolton Ave. in Alexandra.
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I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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