Thursday, May 17, 2007

Events Next Week

Some items for your calendar next week:

Tuesday, May 22nd. Barack Obama will be in Philly on Tuesday, May 22nd for a fundraiser at The Electric Factory. Doors open at 4 pm, event starts at 5. Tickets can be purchased at:
http://my.barackobama.com/page/contribute/philly

$50 general admission, $25 student

Wed May 23rd, Candidates forum, Montgomery County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. at the Penn State Abington campus, Sutherland building. Republican candidates Jim Mathews and Bruce Castor, Democratic candidates Joe Hoeffel and Ruth Damsker. Larry Kane will moderate.

Thursday, May 24th Training session on Veterans History Project

In partnership with the Library of Congress, Rep. Allyson Schwartz is working with organizations and individuals from across the 13th district to capture stories and memories of veterans, including World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq veterans.

On Thursday, May 24 Schwartz will host a Training Workshop on how citizens and organizations can participate in the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

"My father, a Korean War veteran, has shared many stories about his service with me, and I in turn have shared those memories with my own children. I cannot say enough about how important it is that we preserve the histories and memories of our nation's veterans. These stories offer a priceless window into the sacrifices and courage of our veterans and their families. Particularly as our World War II and Korean War veterans grow older, it is essential that we capture and preserve these legacies now. I am honored to partner with the Library of Congress on this initiative," said Congresswoman Schwartz.

Veterans History Project Training Workshop

WHAT: Veterans History Project Training Workshop
WHERE: Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
WHEN: Thursday, May 24
3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

The goal of the Veterans History Project is to establish a permanent national collection that preserves the experiences of war veterans by creating videotaped or recorded interviews and gathering written memoirs, as well as wartime letters, diaries and photographs. This collection will capture the experiences of war veterans from all service branches, the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines, and the civilians who supported them. The Veterans History Project website honors veterans and others by listing the names of those who have been interviewed and contributed materials.
In fall 2007 Congresswoman Schwartz will host a tribute event honoring the veterans, volunteers and organizations who participated in the Veterans History Project.

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