BANGOR – Students at the New England School of Communications are leaving their mark in the National Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
It’s fair to say that one never forgets war. With the passing of every day, stories of veterans from American conflicts are lost.
NESCOM Senior Keyon Butler said “Being a veteran myself, this type of thing is very important to me.”
Journalism students at the New England School of Communications worked this spring to cement the stories of veterans in history. Today, they gathered at the Cole Transportation Museum today to honor their legacy.
Last year, students archived stories by World War II Veterans. This year, they conducted interviews with Korean War Veterans which will be stored at the Library of Congress.
One Korean War veteran Albert Gibson said “They’re very receptive to what we have to tell them of the stories of our lives and what we went through.”
The Korean War is often refereed to as the forgotten war, where it is rarely covered in history classes.
“To see different viewpoints, different sides from soldiers that were there, you might gain soemthing that was lost.” said another NESCOM senior Nathan Allgood.
For many veterans, the war wasn’t just about domestic peace. Gibson stated “It was to maintain the freedom not just for our own country, but for other countries.”
The recorded interviews are part of the veterans history project which hopes to capture and internalize the stories of our nation’s heroes.
Allgood added “Most of these folks, they’re willing to talk to strangers about some of the deepest moments of their life without hesitation. It’s incredible.”
May 1st also marks the opening day of the Cole Land Transportation Museum.