Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) will hold a recording session for the Veterans History Project today in Pleasanton.
The goal of the Veterans History Project is to collect and preserve the firsthand accounts of American war veterans by archiving video and audio recordings of their remembrances at the Library of Congress. He'll be in Lodi for a similar session earlier Friday, and then he's off to Pleasanton's session.
Students from McNair High School's Communications Department, Pleasanton Middle School and California High School's Regional Occupational Video Production Program will be taking part in the project. The students will conduct one-on-one interviews with veterans and compile an audio or video recording of the account that will be submitted to the Library of Congress.
The Pleasanton recording will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McNerney's Pleasanton Congressional office, 5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Ste. 175.
Veterans interested in the project are asked to call the congressman's office in advance to schedule a time to participate, 737-0727.