Veterans History Project coming to Cheyenne

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) Thanks to Sen. Mike Enzi and his wife Diana, the Veterans History Project is coming to Wyoming. The senator recently completed his own recording, noting that his 30 minute interview quickly turned into an hour. He is encouraging any and all veterans to participate to capture the history of the many people of Wyoming who have enlisted.

“It gave just a flood of memories of things that were both good and bad about my military experience,” said Sen. Enzi.

The Librarian of Congress will be at the event as veterans are interviewed by anyone who would like to volunteer. The day is dedicated to training people and recording veterans’ stories for free as the video can then be transmitted to the Library of Congress.

“Wyoming has one of the highest percentages of people that have served in the military of any state. Part of that has to do with our low population but most of it has to do with our sense of patriotism and sense of country that we have in this state.”

A training workshop will begin at 10 a.m. for volunteers interested in capturing the stories of Wyoming’s veterans. Volunteers will learn more about the program and learn how to conduct interviews and submit them to the Library of Congress. At 1 p.m. veterans are welcome to record their stories and at 3 p.m. there will be a formal donation ceremony with the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden.

The Veterans History Project Day is on Sept. 7 at the Laramie County Community College Pathfinder Building in Cheyenne. It is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact Sen. Enzi’s press secretary, Rachel Vliem, at rachel_vliem@enzi.senate.gov