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Take Part in the Library of Congress's Veterans History Project

Mar 13, 2019
Press Release

Throughout American history, courageous men and women have answered the call to serve. Our veterans have sacrificed to protect our freedoms and principles. Risking one’s well-being for the good of the country is the ultimate act of patriotism, and I believe that America should hear their stories.

That is why I am conducting interviews to be submitted to the Library of Congress through the Veterans History Project (VHP). In order to make sure our veterans' stories are preserved for future generations, my office will interview, videotape, and collect any memorabilia from our community’s veterans who would like to make a submission to the VHP. The VHP collects veterans’ personal accounts and makes the accounts accessible to the public so that others may hear the heroic stories firsthand.

For your reference, attached is a video from Augustine Flores, a local veteran who participated in the VHP. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact my Bakersfield office at (661) 327-3611 to schedule an appointment. To find additional information on the VHP, please visit the Library of Congress’s website at


Watch my interview with Augustine Flores, a Marine Corps Veteran who fought in World War II and the Korean War.