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Preserving veterans' stories

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Preserving veterans' stories
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In observance of Veterans Day on November 11, Prince Institute-Great Lakes Campus will bring area court reporters to the Schaumburg, Ill., campus in order to preserve the life stories of veterans. All transcripts will be donated to the Library of Congress.

“Prince Institute wanted to partner with court reporters in our area to honor America’s wartime veterans, who have sacrificed so much for our freedom,” said Dave Wynne, senior vice president of Sales & Education. “Coordinating this effort to apply court-reporting skills to preserve these accounts will serve as our contribution and our thanks to these heroes.”

Court-reporting students can also participate in the National Court Reporters Foundation program to receive free student membership if they transcribe two histories under the Oral Histories Program. Student membership includes a wealth of resources, including articles and information, a special student newsletter, networking, mentoring, job and career counseling, and online job referrals.

For more information, please contact Prince Institute at (847) 592-6600, or visit their website.

The Veterans History Project was created by Congress in 2000. The American Legion is listed as a founding partner, and Legionnaires are encouraged to volunteer with it through VA Volunteer Services.

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