MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Efforts are underway to save the stories of American veterans through interviews, diaries or their letters to home.
And as part of that project, Sen. Al Franken interviewed a Minnesota veteran on Sunday. He had a camera set up to record his conversation with Trista Matacastillo, a veteran of the Navy, Marines and Minnesota Army National Guard.READ MORE: Election Questions: How Are Ballots Counted? How Do Campaigns Get Our Phone Numbers?
Her thoughts may someday help someone in the future understand the issues facing female veterans in 2015.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: State Plan To Vaccinate Kids 5-11 For COVID-19 Includes 1,100+ Health Providers, In-School Vax Clinics
“October is Veterans Voices Month in Minnesota. We’re the first state to understand the stories of veterans and rumor has it there are a few other states working on it so we lead the way,” Franken said.MORE NEWS: St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell Won’t Seek 2nd Term In June: 'This Isn’t Goodbye'
On Monday, Sen. Franken’s office will be joined by officials from the Library of Congress to train people for this Veterans History Project.