Veteran’s History Project

NORTH CAROLINA’S WWII EXPERIENCE is as much about storytelling, as it is about North Carolina’s role in World War II. Despite the project’s scope, this UNC-TV original documentary can provide only a small glimpse into the much larger World War II experience of the thousands of North Carolinians who have served during times of war.

As part of UNC-TV’s broader community engagement campaign for NORTH CAROLINA’S WWII EXPERIENCE, we reached out to a broad range of veterans and their families to capture more stories of World War II. The response was phenomenal. We received more than 50 original WWII stories and tributes.

But as time goes by, many more of these stories are being lost. And that’s where you can help.

Veterans History Project (VHP) in an effort to capture the stories of men and women who experienced the war first-hand before the generation that witnessed World War II has passed.

The Veterans History Project is part of the Library of Congress and honors American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them by preserving stories of their service to our country. VHP collects and archives the one-of-a-kind stories that represent the diversity of the veterans who served our country—veterans from all conflicts, from all branches of the military, all ranks, all races and ethnicities.

A participant may be a veteran, an interviewer, or person donating a veteran’s collection (learn more about what the VHP collects). Students in the 10th grade and above may also participate and there are special resources for educators and students.

Click here to participate in the Veterans History Project.