Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): Senate Intern Reflects on Summer Spent Participating with VHP - Dispatch August 15, 2017

An intern in the office of Arkansas Senator John Boozman, who spent the summer interviewing veterans across the state for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP), recently wrote a guest blog post for “Folklife Today” to share the personal impact of her involvement with the Project. Victoria Anderson, an English and mass communication major at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, summed up her experience as “an honor and a blessing.” The article includes photographs of the author with Senator Boozman, his staff and several veterans, many of whom served during World War II.  Anderson said she is now inspired to write her senior thesis on VHP with an emphasis on World War II veterans.
To read the full article, go to: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2017/08/honored-and-blessed-my-summer-spent-with-arkansas-veterans/
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