Veterans Project of the Chathams
The Veterans Project of the Chathams is an initiative of Library of the Chathams that seeks to collect, archive, and make available to the public – via physical display and digital acquisition – audio, video, and written personal histories and testimonials of veterans who are or were residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.
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The Project will offer:
1) public access to veterans’ stories that preserve memories for current and future generations and
2) a reminder of the sacrifices of those members of the Chathams who served in both peacetime and wartime.
The Project will support and promote recognition of local veterans during Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances in the Chathams.
The Project will involve voluntary participation of veterans and families of veterans to submit audio or video recordings of veterans’ first-person accounts as well as oral histories provided by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who served or died as a result of their service during a period of war. In addition, selected artifacts that veterans and their families indicate they would like to donate to the Library will be considered to be a part of the collection.
Would you be willing to share your experience? Those individuals interested in participating in the Veterans Project of the Chathams are encouraged to complete the Online Form (click here) for consideration. You may also phone us at 862-246-6108 and we will complete the form for you, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Print forms are also available at the library at 214 Main Street.
We thank our veterans for their service.