VETERANS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

VFW Department of Michigan has entered into a contract with trusted partner, Publishing Concepts Inc.
(PCI) to contact our members via mail to provide an opportunity for VFW Michigan members to tell their unique stories of service.
 
This initiative is purely voluntary. Members will receive a postcard in the mail with details on how to participate. PCI will collect your oral stories by a telephone interview, and later compile these stories into a publication that will display the rich history of Michigan's veterans from every era, branch and theater.
 
If you are interested in sharing your story of service, please verify your primary contact information by responding to the postcard mailed to you from PCI. Your story is unique and adds to the overall landscape of what service means to the American people, as well as the spirit of the veteran community in Michigan.
 

A few points that I would like to emphasize:

  • Your participation in this program is purely voluntary.
  • We engaged in this program out of our sincere desire to give you, our members, an opportunity to share your stories of military service with your family and friends but also with your fellow veterans, who hopefully will also share their stories.
  • Your contact information will not be sold to any third party for any reason.  It is restricted between PCI and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Your provided contact information will be used to verify and update our existing member database records.
  • Yes, the Department of Michigan VFW will receive a royalty for every book sold under this program to assist us in supporting the many programs we sponsor.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at 517-485-9456. 

 
"By sharing your memory of experiences now, you will ensure that the rich diverse history of VFW members will be preserved to be treasured by future generations." - VFW Michigan Department Commander Ray Lopez
 
 
Here is an example of last year's publication featuring the VFW Department of Virginia:
 
  


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