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.

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Her thoughts may someday help someone in the future understand the issues facing female veterans in 2015.

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“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.

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On Monday, Sen. Franken’s office will be joined by officials from the Library of Congress to train people for this Veterans History Project.