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DelBene Preserves Stories of Brave Service Members in Veterans History Project Interviews

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Kirkland, August 8, 2017 | comments

KIRKLAND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today hosted a Veterans History Project reception at Lake Washington Institute of Technology to record the stories of the brave men and women who have served our country.

“As a nation, we have a duty to ensure the painful sacrifices made to protect our families and freedoms are never forgotten,” DelBene said. “I’m honored to team up with the Library of Congress to help preserve the stories of First District veterans for the Veterans History Project.”

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project ensures the stories of our nation’s heroes are recorded and available for generations to come. DelBene and staff conducted interviews of Washington veterans and submitted their stories for preservation.

DelBene interviewed 94-year-old veteran Ann Bjorneby, who served in the U.S. Navy Reserves during World War II.

“After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, my friends and I wanted to do something for the war effort,” Bjorneby said. “It was such a difficult time for our country but there was a tremendous sense of community. I want to ensure future generations know about that part of our nation’s history and remember we can come together to prevail against adversity.”

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