LINCOLN — Volunteers from the Nebraska Sorghum Producers Association will interview veterans across Nebraska in the coming months to add their stories to the national Veteran History Project.

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the initiative Monday, along with representatives of the sorghum producers group, the State Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Humanities Nebraska.

After their regular monthly outreach efforts across the state, sorghum association staff members working as volunteers will meet with veterans in the area to record their experiences. The interviews will be archived at the Library of Congress.

“Recording the experiences of Nebraska veterans is important to our heritage, and it ensures that future generations can glean lessons from their leadership and sacrifices,” said Nate Blum, executive director of the sorghum group.

Interviews will be done at the four state veterans homes and by appointment. To schedule an interview or to volunteer, contact the Sorghum Producers Association at 402-471-3552 or email sorghum.board@nebraska.gov. — Martha Stoddard

Martha Stoddard keeps legislators honest from The World-Herald's Lincoln bureau, where she covers news from the State Capitol. Follow her on Twitter @StoddardOWH. Phone: 402-473-9583.

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