Chicago's Pritzker Military Museum and Library is a founding sponsor of the memorial and will match any individual's donation as detailed at www.TheirOwnMemorial.org.
Fold3 is available to Niles Public Library Card holders accessing the library's online resources from home.
"Traditionally, the third fold in some flag-folding ceremonies honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world."
The Niles Public Library, Niles, IL, is a founding partner in the national effort of the Library of Congress to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of America's soldiers so that future generations may hear directly from the veterans and better understand the realities of war.
The Niles team, composed of Kate Wolicki, Neil O'Shea, Cynthia Olive, Maryellen Essig, Mark O'Brien, and later joined by Head Cataloger, Joel Hahn, and Information Technology Services Officer, Rich Wozniczka, began the local project in March of 2005.
The accompanying blog displays the cover pages of the interview booklets, related library events, relevant news items, and lists of books providing context for the project.The interviews can be read, heard and searched via the library's web site.
The Niles Library is located at 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL and the telephone is 847-663-1234.