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By Matthew Stephens
Valley Herald 

Veteran's History Project comes to Spokane County


Last updated 1/11/2024 at 11:33am

SPOKANE VALLEY – An ongoing nationwide project got started as a simple family get together at a Father’s Day picnic in 2000.

Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) overheard some old war stories being shared, and decided to get his camera out and record the conversation because he realized the fleeting nature of these tales.

This experience set the stage for Congress to create a national, grassroots oral history initiative, which would allow participants to interview veterans in their lives and communities.

The resulting recordings are archived as part of the American Folklife Center at the Li...

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