KENTUCKIANA VETERANS TO HAVE STORIES PRESERVED IN HISTORY
Louisville Court Reporting Firm Helping to Ensure that Wartime Veterans’
Sacrifices are Never Forgotten
On Saturday, September 8, 2012, Veterans Voices of Kentuckiana hosted a “Celebration of Life” event for military veterans and their families, during which local court reporters from Migliore & Associates were on hand to schedule appointments to record and transcribe the oral histories of wartime veterans for submission to the Library of Congress. The first field interview that was conducted as a result of the contacts made at this event is expected to be released soon.
“My father and both my grandfathers served in the military, so this is a cause that is close to my heart,” said Lisa Migliore Black, founder of Migliore & Associates. “Besides, it’s only fitting that someone in my profession volunteer for this cause. Court reporters are today’s modern scribes. Veterans are today’s American heroes. Together we can make history.”
Ms. Migliore Black’s involvement with the Veterans History Project is only just beginning. “Our hope is to preserve the story of every local wartime veteran who wants to share,” said Lisa, a volunteer for the National Court Reporters Foundation. Other local court reporter volunteers include Feledra Moore-Phillips, Kim Ballard, Cheryl Salyer, and Ivy Chuisano.
Her team of volunteers plans to schedule interviews at local VFWs, veterans’ posts, VA hospitals, and her downtown office location for the convenience of wartime veterans with a story to tell. “Of course, veterans and their families are also welcome to contact me directly at www.MiglioreAssociates.com to schedule an interview,” she added.
The process will work like this: Veterans will be interviewed, a court reporter will capture their stories stenographically and transcribe their oral histories, and the interview will be recorded on videotape. Photographs and other documents will be scanned onsite. The media package will then be forwarded to the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project. Veterans will also be provided a copy of their media package to share with their families.
Established in 2000, the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress was created to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
“It’s truly patriotic when someone like Lisa honors local veterans by helping to ensure that their stories of wartime experiences will be preserved at the Library of Congress, where future generations of Americans will have the opportunity to read and appreciate the sacrifices they made on our behalf,” said Beth Kilker, Oral Histories Program Coordinator for the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF). NCRF has partnered with the Library of Congress since 2003 on this important project.
Founded in 2001, Migliore & Associates is a court reporting and video services firm with offices in Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview in Louisville, Kentucky, please contact Lisa Migliore Black at 513-259-0419 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the Veterans History Project, contact Beth Kilker at email@example.com, or 800-272-6272, ext. 174.