Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): ‘Riddles of Life’: Three Sisters Donate Father’s WWII Collection, Co-author Inspirational Blog Post - Dispatch June 21, 2017

A trio of sisters, who recently traveled to the Library of Congress to hand-deliver their deceased father’s World War II collection to the Veterans History Project (VHP), has published a guest blog post for “Folklife Today,” to chronicle their emotional journey in making the donation. Their father, Wallace King Nave, passed away 10 years ago, but left behind a treasure trove of wartime materials—photographs, documents and a notebook full of sketches and historical facts. Nave’s proud daughters, Rachel McCubbin, Lynne Cosby and Patience Fort, having grown up listening to him share pieces of his World War II experiences, decided to gather the items and to donate them to VHP. They wanted to ensure that future generations, beyond members of their own family, could learn about his service and sacrifice.
A summary page for Nave’s collection will be made accessible on VHP’s website, www.loc.gov/vets, in the coming months. To read the full article, go to: https://go.usa.gov/xNw4P
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