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Center and V.A. Veterans Legacy Program in the News

UT’s Center for the Study of War and Society and our History Department have been awarded a contract as part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ new Veterans Legacy Program. This program pairs local universities and local school systems to produce education materials and public outreach programs about local National Cemeteries, telling the individual stories of veterans and their service.


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Please Read an Article from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Student Paper, the Daily Beacon: UT receives funding to celebrate, memorialize veterans

Check out the Press from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville: Veterans’ Stories to Live on Through UT Project

Watch an Interview About the Project with the Center’s Director from WBIR: Service & Sacrifice: students tell veterans’ stories


UT’s Center for the Study of War and Society is working with undergraduate and graduate students to compile research on veterans’ biographies and develop the digital learning materials about veterans buried in Knoxville National Cemetery. The program will utilize the vast amount of primary sources located within the Center, its oral histories, and within the Special Collections of the University of Tennessee Libraries. It provides valuable experience for undergraduates, as they gain knowledge in historical research, analysis, and teaching the important stories of our collective past.