Honoring Your Service: African Americans in the Military

Woodridge Library

Honoring Your Service: African Americans in the Military

A Black History Month Event featuring a day-long series of programs honoring Black Vets

On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Woodridge Library will celebrate African American Veterans with a day-long series of activities:

Tell Your Story
Participate in the Library of Congress' Veteran's History Project by contributing to the audio archive. Trained interviewers will be available to take oral histories from participants. For an appointment, please contact David Quick at david.quick2@dc.gov.

Precious Objects
Learn how to preserve your precious memories by digitizing. Specialists from DCPL's Memory Lab will show you how to convert your photographs, letters, posters, personal papers, negatives and slides to share with friends and family. Consultations will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for no more than 5 items per participant.

Write it Out
Join the kickoff of More Than Words: Veterans Writing Circle, a new memoir writing group for all former military personnel. Session will be led by local author and Veteran, Nick Mann. Come ready to reflect, question, and write. Writing materials and exercises will be provided.

Make the Connection
Meet the specialists of USVets DC who can help connect you with the services you need to improve your well-being.