Many of them provided positive feedback on the importance of preserving memories for posterity. In the spirit of saving the history of our country for families everywhere, I am posting this link to the American Library Association's Preservation Week.
President Obama once wrote, “Part of America's genius has always been its ability to absorb newcomers, to forge a national identity out of the disparate lot that arrived on our shores.“ The memories and treasures of individuals, families, and communities are essential to the record of this process—they contribute to our understanding of history and its participants just as collections in libraries, museums, and archives do. Preservation Week, “Pass It On!” is the time when local institutions across the country celebrate with preservation-themed events in their own communities.
Sponsored by the American Library Association and partners that include the Library of Congress, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The American Institute for Conservation, Heritage Preservation, and the Society of American Archivists, Preservation Week will highlight collections of all kinds, and suggest simple steps to help you make sure your treasures and memories last a lifetime and are passed on to future generations.
Consider getting your deployment journals, thoughts and even those emails sent back and forth to your sweetie during deployment into a paperback book to pass down through the generations. Most important, thank you for your service and thank you to the spouses and family members who serve those who serve!