The Technical College of the Lowcountry has partnered with the Library of Congress and Parris Island to host veterans July 31 for a day of storytelling and filming.

A national initiative, The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress Center collects, preserves and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations might hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

The local Filming and Collection Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 31 on Parris Island.

Veterans who are interested in sharing their stories are asked to complete a brief online form at TCL will then follow up individually to provide details.

Participating veterans will enjoy a catered lunch, access to the Parris Island Museum, and base tours (free of charge) as they share their invaluable stories, pictures and letters in a personal one-on-one setting.

The Veterans History Project was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000. AARP is the founding corporate sponsor of the project, providing major funding and encouraging its 37 million members to get involved.

For more information, visit or contact Christina Welsch-Copeland, Veterans Services Director, at 843 525-8264 or