OCTOBER 30, 2013

Rep. Schweikert hosts Veterans Heritage Project Stories

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SCOTTSDALE – In honor of Veterans Day, Congressman David Schweikert announces a content collaboration with local nonprofit, Veterans Heritage Project (VHP) to showcase stories of U.S. Veterans on his website.

The Veterans Heritage Project is an Arizona-based nonprofit connecting student writers with Veterans to preserve and record their stories of service. The Veterans’ stories are published in an annual book that is submitted to the Library of Congress. Students from schools across the Valley and Arizona participate. In its 10 years, the Veterans Heritage Project has interviewed more than 650 Arizona Veterans.

Congressman Schweikert will share a selection of student stories on his website at http://schweikert.house.gov/veterans-heritage-project-collaboration/. New stories will be posted each Wednesday and Friday from October 25 through November 30.

Congressman Schweikert will honor the Veterans and their student interviewers at a pre-Veteran’s Day open house. District residents and Veterans are invited to attend this event to recognize the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Donuts and coffee will be served.

Constituents who would like more information about the event may contact Linda Rizzo at linda.rizzo@mail.house.gov or 480-946-2411. For media requests, please contact Maggie Zehring at margaret.zehring@mail.house.gov or 480-946-2411.

The Veterans Heritage Project is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Cave Creek, Arizona. For more information about the organization or if you would like to get involved, please contact Director and Founder, Barbara Hatch at barbara@veteransheritage.org.

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