The Peoples’ Bank of Arlington Heights is seeking Arlington Heights veterans who served during the Vietnam War who would be willing to participate in interviews with local high school students as part of a new educational project. In 2009 and 2011, the bank published similar anthologies featuring stories local veterans who served in World War II and Korea, respectively. The books featured articles written by honor students at Saint Viator High School and were available exclusively at Peoples’ Bank locations. This year the bank is planning a follow-up book, again in conjunction with Saint Viator, highlighting veterans from the Vietnam War.
The bank is looking for local residents who served in the military, government, or other capacity during the Vietnam War and who would be willing to share their knowledge with the student writers. Interviews will be scheduled over the next few weeks, at the convenience of the participant. The students will be spending time in the classroom learning about the war as part of their curriculum and will have been through training sessions on interviewing before meeting with the veterans.
Anyone interested in participating can contact Jim Mitchell at 847-749-1096 or [email protected] for more information.
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