1. What is the goal of this project?

The goal of the Veterans Oral History Project (VOHP) is to preserve the history of America's Veterans by using oral histories. The oral histories will be collected by Cumberland Valley students in grades 9-12.

2. Who may participate in this project?

All US Veterans, peacetime or combat, any service, and any era are welcome in the program. However, a preference will be given to older Veterans to participate.

Any Cumberland Valley student in grades 9-12 are encouraged to participate.

3. What is the time commitment of those participating in the project?

We would ask Veterans to be willing to work with CV students for 2 oral history sessions, each lasting no more than 2 hours in length.

Students would be expected to meet with their Veteran for 2 oral history sessions, each lasting no more than 2 hours in length. It is possible that students would need to spend some time doing background research about the conflict their Veteran was involved in during the war. Students would also be responsible for the processing of the oral histories.

The program will begin in November with a training session at the Army Heritage Center and will conclude in February when the final project will be presented. Please see the Project Timeline page for more specific dates. 

4. I have never participated in a project like this before, how will I learn how to properly participate?

Students who are accepted into the program will attend a training session at the Army Heritage Center. At this training session students will be introduced to the program and learn how to properly conduct an oral history.

Veterans will be provided support throughout the course of this project as well and will also be invited to be part of the training day.

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