Saratoga Springs Public Library has partnered with the New York State Military Museum to make selections of the Veteran Oral History Program available online.
Established by the Governor on Veterans' Day, 2000, the New York State Veteran Oral History Program involves professional military historians preserving the story of New York's Veterans - in their own words - now and for all generations to come.
The program is concentrating on the state's sizable World War II Veteran community; however, the NYS Military Museum is also collecting the experiences of veterans of all periods and services. To learn more about - or to participate in this program, visit the NYS Military Museum's Veteran Oral History Program page.
Each interview conducted enters an individual veteran's experiences into the permanent public memory of the state and nation, and builds a collection of irreplaceable value that scholars, students, and family members will wish to use for years without end.
More historical materials relating to local veterans and wartime activities on the homefront can be found in the library's Saratoga Room. To learn more about the Veteran Oral History Program please visit the New York State Military Museum web site.
This program was inspired by the History Channel's initiative America, The Story of Us.
Please visit the Web site at: http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us
The photo shown above is of Eugene J. Corsale, a Korean War Veteran.
Metalsmith Second Class Eugene J. CorsaleServed during Korean War
Interview Date: April 5, 2005
Lt. Colonel Clarence W. DartServed during WWII
Interview Date: February 13, 2001
Corporal Charles HuntServed during Vietnam
Interview Date: February 1, 2006
First Lieutenant Ellsworth JonesServed during WWII
Interview Date: May 14, 2004
Master Sergeant Michelle LindsayServed during Iraq War
Active: 1990-1998, 1999-
Interview Date: March 8, 2007
First Sergeant Kevin Patrick LyonsServed during Iraq War
Interview Date: June 22, 2004
The video interviews on this page were proudly donated to the library for use by the NYS Military Museum located only two blocks from the library.