LCCC veterans club makes history


Photo by Jenny Pacanowski

Soldiers finding time to have fun while deployed.

The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress will partner with the Lehigh Carbon Community College Veterans Club to collect the oral histories of local veterans. The interviews will be conducted Monday, April 20 and Thursday, April 23 during Military Awareness Week on the main campus in Schnecksville.

All local veterans, including LCCC alumni and current students, members of the National Guard and Reservists are encouraged to share their stories.

“With the VHP partnership, LCCC increases their reach to the local veteran community,” Dominique Slack, an LCCC alumna and veteran, said.

The interviews will be documented and added to the vast collection of oral histories in the Library of Congress about the American military. The purpose of the VHP is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of America’s veterans so that future generations may hear directly from the veterans and understand their service.

The LCCC Veterans Club seeks volunteers to assist in conducting the interviews and provide administrative support to ensure the project’s success. Faculty, staff, students, and other community members are encouraged to help.

“Sharing stories that need to be heard, shared, and remembered will help not only the volunteers and staff participating in this amazing opportunity, but also shape the future of our culture,” Slack said.

To volunteer to record the oral histories or to receive the link to be interviewed, contact Erin Vermeulen at evermeulen@lccc.edu.