Veterans History Project

Veterans History Project logo with US flag

Westlake Porter Public Library is participating in the Veterans History Project, the mission of which is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American wartime veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans in their own words and better understand the realities of war.

Local veterans are interviewed on DVD-R video and the videos are archived at the Library of Congress with select videos available for viewing online from the Library of Congress.

The following Westlake veterans have participated in the project. To view a veteran’s video, click on the corresponding image or name.

Join the Effort

WPPL is currently collecting oral histories from veterans living in the area, regardless of branch or rank, who served in the United States military in any capacity from World War I through the present and are no longer serving.

If you are a veteran and would like to share your memories with your community, please stop by the library and see Chad Statler, Local History Librarian, or contact him by telephone (440-250-5486) or via email at, to get more information on how you can participate in the project. We’d love to hear from you!