Veteran’s History Project

Interview times are available for the 2020 Season. Please call 609-927-5218 for an appointment to share your unique story!

During the past several years, Zion UMC has had the honor and privilege to welcome and support the local members of the Veteran’s History Project. Veterans, Retired or Active, that wish to share their story should contact the Atlantic County Historical Society at 609-927-5218. They would love to hear from as many Veterans as they can!

For more information, click here. You may also email If you have any photos, letters, journals or other documents (like DD214) from your military service which you would like added to your interview record, please bring those items with you so we may copy them at the time of your interview.

The following is a letter written by the former local Veterans History Project Chairperson, Sheryl Collins:

“Since 2007 the Atlantic County Historical Society has partnered with The Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress to interview Veterans of all eras and branches of service about their service related histories.

Three times a year for approximately the last ten years, Zion United Methodist Church has provided rooms in their church hall for Veteran interviews and for the VHP annual Meet ‘n Greet program, held in November. At that time all Veterans interviewed during the year are invited to gather together to again meet their interviewer and convene with fellow Veterans. During the program each Veteran is presented with a copy of their CD interview that has already been sent to the Library of Congress/Folklife Division.

The ACHS Veterans History Project Team considers ZUMC a part of our “Team”. Over the years, through the cooperation of former Pastor David Schumacher, a Veteran who has been interviewed, Ralph Larned and now-retired church secretary Lillie Freeman have made our Veterans outreach and interview process run smoothly and with dignity.

God Bless America!”