How You Can Make A Difference
“Every time I receive a letter, home doesn't seem so far away”
—Seaman Dang Cho aboard USS Kitty Hawk, 1999
Whether or not you are a veteran, educator, student, or have a loved one in the armed forces, there is a way for you to get involved.
If you are a veteran and you would like to donate your letters, the Veteran’s History Project at the Library of Congress is collecting letters and other personal accounts.
List of more organizations which take donations
If you are an educator who would like to teach your class about the role of mail during wartime and using letters as primary sources, see topical resources from the National Postal Museum:
V-Mail Classroom Guide about World War II Victory Mail
Maybe you have a family member who is a veteran and you would like to learn about their service. The best place to start is by talking to your family about your loved one’s service.
Researching your family member’s military service