Senator Mark Warner Takes Videos of Vets to Library of Congress
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D) visited the University of Virginia Wednesday to accept a unique Veterans Day gift.
The senator picked up more than 50 videos to take to the Library of Congress, each video telling a story of a veteran from central Virginia who served during World War II.
It’s part of a new Parade Rest project called Nickel for Your Story. Parade Rest is a nonprofit run by students that supports military personnel, veterans, and their families.
The videos are mostly funded by an online kick starter campaign. The effort is all in hopes of helping future generations understand the sacrifices and bravery of America’s veterans.
“It's a message to me and where I work now in the Senate that the inspiration that these people who served our country that kept America free during the greatest challenge in the past 100 years World War II, they didn't question whether you're a Democrat or a Republican they said what's in the best interest of our country, and that kind of message I need to take back to Washington,” said Senator Warner.
At the Library of Congress, these war stories from veterans in central Virginia will be surrounded by others from around the nation.
Parade Rest says it hopes to find more veterans and expand video stories to include the Vietnam War, and Korean War.