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Honoring Veterans Through Oral History

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As Memorial Day approaches, we think about the best ways to honor our veterans. One of Maryland Humanities’ programs, an oral history project with Southern High School in Anne Arundel County, sought to do just that by connecting high school students with local Vietnam veterans in order to record and preserve their histories. Jennifer Davidson, social studies teacher at Southern High School and coordinator of this project, tells us more.

Jennifer works as a reporter, producer and student trainer for KSMU in Springfield, Mo. She grew up on a farm just outside West Plains, Mo., and now works forKSMUfrom her hometown.