Veterans History Project

Our nation’s history is dotted with wars that have shaped our country through different eras. Stories from those who served in those wars help keep our history alive and teach the next generation what freedom and sacrifice for one’s country really means. Unfortunately many of those stories go untold and are lost. The AIB College of Business hopes to help change that.

This upcoming Veterans Day, November 11, AIB is partnering with the Iowa and National Court Reporters Associations, the National Court Reporters Foundation, and the Library of Congress to host the 2nd annual Veterans History Project. The goal of the project is to collect and archive the personal recollections of U.S. wartime veterans so that their stories can be told to future generations. Veterans have given the ultimate sacrifice with their service and dedication to our country, and this is just one way to give back.

In addition to asking for Veterans to come share their stories, AIB is putting out the call for additional volunteer court reporters and videographers to make this event a success. Court reporters are needed to record and transcribe the veterans’ oral histories while videographers will be used to video record and log the interview. CEUs are offered to certified shorthand reporters through NCRA for participation in the project.

Veterans interested in being interviewed and court reporters and videographers interested in assisting should contact AIB between 8 am and 4 pm before Friday, October 15 at 800-444-1921 or via email to to register.

Interviews will begin at 9 am and 11:15 am and will last approximately an hour each. A short program to honor all veterans for their participation will begin at 10:15 am.

Pictures and testimonials of last year’s event can be found on AIB’s website: