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NCRF Awarded Grant to Expand VHP

September 21, 2011

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust has awarded a $5,000 grant to the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) in order to expand the Veterans History Project (VHP) by interviewing and transcribing the oral histories of disabled American wartime veterans who are members of the DAV.

NCRF has an opportunity to help Americans show their appreciation to our disabled veterans who sacrificed so much in the cause of freedom and peace around the world. In turn, NCRF will ensure that the oral histories of their wartime experiences will be made a part of the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress (LOC), where they will be made available to historians, researchers, and the general public.

America's disabled veterans are drawn from many generations and from many backgrounds. Some charged great battlefields. Some fought on the high seas. Some patrolled the open skies. All contributed to the character and to the greatness of America. They all confronted grave danger to defend the safety of the American people and to ensure our freedoms.

NCRF will be contacting affiliated state court reporters associations and Disabled American Veterans' state organizations to coordinate setting up VHP-DAV Days so that we can collect as many stories of DAV's combat disabled members as possible. The LOC's Veterans History Project will also participate to ensure that the VHP-DAV Project will be a great success.

For information about this project, please contact Beth Kilker, NCRF's Oral Histories Project Coordinator, at 800/272-6272, ext. 174.