Veterans History Project receives personal stories of Texas veterans

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- The personal stories of 24 American combat war veterans from south and west Texas will live in the Library of Congress.

It's part of the Veterans History Project, which means to help collect, preserve, and make their experiences accessible for generations to come.

Texas Congressman Will Hurd expressed the importance of such a project saying "Too often we are reminded that the world is a dangerous place. As we look at turbulence around the world, please remember that each and every day, there are brave service members on all corners of the globe, many in harm's way, protecting the United States and our allies".

So far at least 108,000 veterans from across the country have contributed to their stories, which have been digitized and are accessible online.

The Veterans History Project was created by Congress back in the year 2000.

It collects the stories of soldiers from as far back as World War I, and up to the most recent conflicts in the Middle East.