Jaime Herrera Beutler ahares Southwest Washington veterans’ photos, stories

Southwest Washington veterans who participated in her Library of Congress-Veterans History Project also featured at jhb.house.gov

VANCOUVER – U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler today launched a presentation at jhb.house.gov of the photos and stories of Southwest Washington veterans who participated in the Veterans History Project run by the Library of Congress. The stories and photos will run through the month of November.

“Through my efforts to bring the Veterans History Project here to Southwest Washington, I’ve been humbled to hear the first-hand accounts of military combat from the men and women who served in World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, and on the front lines around the globe. I’m extremely pleased to share a few of the highlights of those stories that are being archived in the Library of Congress to commemorate those individuals for Veterans Day – and beyond,” said Jaime. “As this region’s federal representative in Congress, I seek to honor our nation’s heroes by helping veterans get the services they earned through legislation and individual assistance. I think it’s equally important that the rest of us understand the threats they faced, sacrifices they made, and challenges they endured to protect our nation – and this presentation offers a glimpse of those experiences.”

Residents can view the special Veterans’ Day tribute on Jaime’s website at jhb.house.gov throughout the month of November. The veterans featured in this slideshow all participated in the Veterans History Project events Jaime held last month in Clark and Lewis counties. The veterans’ recorded interviews are currently in the process of being submitted for preservation at the Library of Congress.