Text: H.Res.770 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Res. 770 Engrossed in House (EH)]

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                      November 5, 2007.
Whereas the Veterans History Project was established by a unanimous vote of the 
        United States Congress to collect and preserve the wartime stories of 
        American veterans;
Whereas Congress charged the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress 
        to undertake the Veterans History Project and to engage the public in 
        the creation of a collection of oral histories that would be a lasting 
        tribute to individual veterans and an abundant resource for scholars;
Whereas there are 17,000,000 wartime veterans in America whose stories can 
        educate people of all ages about important moments and events in the 
        history of the United States and the world and provide instructive 
        narratives that illuminate the meanings of ``service'', ``sacrifice'', 
        ``citizenship'', and ``democracy'';
Whereas the Veterans History Project relies on a corps of volunteer 
        interviewers, partner organizations, and an array of civic minded 
        institutions nationwide who interview veterans according to the 
        guidelines it provides;
Whereas increasing public participation in the Veterans History Project will 
        increase the number of oral histories that can be collected and 
        preserved and increase the number of veterans it so honors; and
Whereas ``National Veterans Awareness Week'' commendably preceded this 
        resolution in the years 2005 and 2006: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) recognizes ``National Veterans Awareness Week'';
            (2) supports the designation of a ``National Veterans History 
        Project Week'';
            (3) calls on the people of the United States to interview at least 
        one veteran in their families or communities according to guidelines 
        provided by the Veterans History Project; and
            (4) encourages local, State, and national organizations along with 
        Federal, State, city and county governmental institutions to participate 
        in support of the effort to document, preserve, and honor the service of 
        American wartime veterans.