Rep. Rod Blum Initiates Program to Honor Veterans

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Washington, January 5, 2018 | comments

To start off the new year, Congressman Blum will begin the “Veterans History Project” in Iowa’s First District. Working with the Library of Congress, the Veterans History Project gives veterans of all ages the opportunity to share and preserve their story.

Veterans interested in recording their story can make an appointment with Rep. Blum’s office, where the individual will meet with staff, fill out informational paperwork, and sit down for a 30 minute interview prompted by questions asked by staff. The video will be compiled and sent to the Library of Congress to be preserved and viewable by current and future generations.

Rep. Rod Blum commented, “This opportunity is invaluable for our veterans and their families. Imagine if this project was around during the American Revolutionary War and we could hear clips of our ancestors’ experiences fighting for our freedoms. This program will provide this for future generations and is so vital to honoring the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend our country.”

Interested veterans can make an appointment to record their story by visiting 
or calling (319) 364-2288.

To learn more about the Veterans History Project, visit


Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman from Iowa’s 1st District. 
He is a member of the Oversight and Small Business Committees and chair of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade.

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