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Veterans' Voices Project

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About the Veterans' Voices Project

The Veterans' Voices Project is veterans encouraging other veterans to share their story. It began with the idea that veterans talking to other veterans about their military experience could help bridge generations. More than 200 interviews later, it remains the Veteran and Military Center’s flagship community program.

This is an opportunity to serve again before stories are lost, to help share memories with your family and friends, and to educate the public and connect with other veterans. Sharing your story is not just about you; it is about all of us coming together and knowing we are not alone no matter what our story is.

Wright State Veterans' Voices Project

WYSO Radio Stories

Wright State's Veteran and Military Center has created a project for student veterans to collect oral histories, collaborating with a local NPR station WYSO in Yellow Springs. Wright State student veterans conduct radio stories and send copies of the interviews to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The interviews are also saved in the Wright State University archives and on the WYSO website.


Veterans Voices Video Interviews

Art Kemp - US Air Force

Visit the Wright State Veterans' Voices Project YouTube channel to view more.


Veterans: Tell Your Story

If You Served, Your Story Matters

Recording the stories of our veterans brings together generations of service members to share their journeys with each other and civilians. Many veterans made a real difference without setting foot on the battlefield. If you saw combat, you will be sharing your story with another veteran—someone who speaks your language (even across generations). This project is about your legacy. Our kids need to know; their kids need to know. If you served in any capacity—all branches, conflicts, and eras—no matter how big or small your contribution seemed to you, your story should be recorded for the benefi t of all.

What Happens to Your Story?

Wright State student veterans record video interviews with those who have served our country in a unique partnership between Wright State’s Veteran and Military Center and the New Media Incubator. A copy of each interview goes to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, Wright State’s digital archives, and to you, the veteran. Each video can also be viewed on the Wright State Veterans’ Voices Project YouTube channel.

How to Schedule Your Veterans’ Voices Interview

Step 1: Let us know you are interested.

Step 2: Provide the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Preferred mode of communication (phone or email)
  • Best time to reach you
  • Branch of service.

Step 3: We will arrange a time and date for your interview at Wright State.

If you live in the Dayton area, but cannot come to Wright State, we may be able to come to you.

Share a deceased veterans' story.


Wright State Students: Get Involved

If you are interested in working with the project or if you have questions contact the Veterans' Voices Project by email at veteransvoices@wright.edu or stop in the Veteran and Military Center (131 Allyn Hall).

Wright State will be offering a Veterans’ Voices Oral History class during Spring terms. The class will be offered on Thursdays from 5–7:40 p.m. To register for the class, search HST 4870 on WINGS Express. If you complete the class, you will have an opportunity to work at the VMC and continue their work with the project.


Give to the Veterans' Voices Project

With your financial support, we can maintain and expand the range and scope of the Veterans’ Voices Project. Your donation will help provide equipment, outreach events, postage and printing, and training for your fellow veterans.

All donated funds go directly to the program and are tax-deductible.

Donations

  • Check—Please make your check payable to the Wright State University Foundation. In the memo line, please write “Veterans Voices Project.”
  • Online—Donate at Veterans' Voices Project (VVP) Fund

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