๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Illinois Veterans History Project ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

The Illinois State Library is once again presenting the Illinois Veterans History Project (IVHP), a heartfelt initiative dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who have served our great nation. ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ

๐Ÿ“œ About the IVHP:
In response to the Library of Congressโ€™ call to collect the firsthand narratives of U.S. military veterans, the IVHP has been tirelessly working to create a permanent record of our veteransโ€™ names and stories. Their mission is to ensure that the sacrifices and contributions of Illinois Veterans are never forgotten.

๐Ÿ“š Explore the Collections:
Discover over 6,700 records from Illinois veterans, spanning from the Civil War era to those currently serving on active duty. Dive into 675 captivating oral histories that offer a unique glimpse into their experiences.

๐Ÿ” Search the IVHP Collection:
Explore the IVHP collection by name, war, or hometown of veterans. Dive into the fascinating oral history and interviews that provide an intimate look into the lives of Illinois heroes.

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Who Can Participate?:
The IVHP welcomes participation from veterans, civilians, and their cherished family members. Share your own stories, photos, and mementos to contribute to this meaningful project here.

๐Ÿ“ How to Participate:
Participating is easy! Just complete the Illinois Patriot Information Form, available in a large-print version. Then, submit the form to the Illinois State Library via email (ilvhp@ilsos.gov) or mail it to the address below:

Veterans History Project
Illinois State Library
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701

๐Ÿ“ž Contact IVHP:
If you have any questions about the Illinois Veterans History Project or would like to inquire about the collections, feel free to reach out to them:

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phone: 800-665-5576, ext. 4
๐Ÿ“ง Email: ilvhp@ilsos.gov
๐Ÿ“ฌ Mailing Address:
Veterans History Project
Illinois State Library
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701

Join the Illinois Veterans History Project in preserving the stories of Illinois heroes who have served our country with unwavering dedication and valor. Let their legacies shine bright for generations to come! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #IllinoisVeteransHistoryProject #HonoringHeroes #VeteransLegacy