Veteran History Project

Veteran History Project Offers Opportunity to Tell Service Story

Once again, Veterans will have an opportunity to tell their service story at the annual Veterans History Project held at the 19th Judicial Court in Waukegan starting at 8 a.m. on Veterans Day. Each registrant will be interviewed by a lawyer and his or her story will be captured by a court reporter. The transcript will be shared with the Library of Congress and available to the Veteran, friends, families, and researchers.

Registration is now open for the Annual Veterans History Project6. Vets will be interviewed by volunteer lawyers about their wartime experiences. Their histories will be recorded and transcribed by court reporters and then archived at the Library of Congress where the record will be accessible online for any and all interested in understanding the realities of war.

Civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (USO Workers, civilian flight instructors, Rosie the Riveters, medical personnel, etc.) are also invited to share their stories.

Complimentary breakfast and refreshments will be provided compliments of volunteer organizations. Vets are welcome to bring family members. Advanced registration is required. Please contact Lorena Hernandez at 847-377-3771 or