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Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project was created through an act of Congress in 2000 and invites veterans from conflicts ranging from World War I to the Iraq War to share their story through audio or visual interviews, memoirs or photographic documentation to the Library of Congress. Congressman Denham introduced the Veterans History Project to the Central Valley in August 2017 by conducting several interviews with local veterans. 

Thank-A-Vet Thursday (#TVT)

#TVT is a social media initiative Rep. Denham is undertaking to utilize social media to spotlight and thank veterans for their service. Similar to #TBT, which is commonly associated with the “Throwback Thursday” trend, Rep. Denham invites and encourages social media users to post photos and videos of veterans in their community using #TVT to recognize and raise awareness of the great history of the nation’s armed services and servicemembers. Short clips from Veterans History Project interviews are posted using #TVT. 

Featured #TVT:Larry "Butch" Teague


Larry "Butch" Teague served with the Marines during the Vietnam War. He was member of the famous "Walking Dead" battalion, known for the number of casualties suffered. Watch the #TVT clip to learn more about Butch's story. 


To learn more about the Veterans History Project and view the national archives of stories, visit the Library of Congress' website dedicated to the initiative. If you believe you or a veteran you know would like to participate in the Veterans History Project, please contact the veterans liaison at my Modesto Office at (209) 579-5458.