QUEENSBURY - Military veterans who want to make a record of their wartime stories will soon have an opportunity to do so in a group setting.
Adirondack Community College is offering a non-credit workshop called "Veterans' Stories: Passing on the Memories," which allows veterans to share their tales and preserve them.
Patricia Carte, coordinator of the college's community outreach program, said all military veterans, as well as their families or friends of veterans, can join if they have stories they want to preserve.
Veterans can bring someone to help them with the project, she said.
Bill Carter, a Queensbury resident who was a soldier during World War II, said he registered for the workshop because his family and friends have suggested for years that he write about his time in the Army.
"I hope it spurs me into writing," he said.
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Last fall, the college offered a course where people discussed World War II veterans. Its success prompted ACC officials to create a forum for military veterans to preserve their stories, Carte said.
"What we found was that people didn't have an opportunity to hear these stories," she said. "The folks who were in World War II remembered these stories and wanted to share them."
The workshop was originally scheduled to begin last Friday, but was pushed back two weeks because only two people registered for it, Carte said.
At least eight people are needed. The limit is 15, Carte said.
The class instructor will be Elizabeth Cassidy, a retired English professor at ACC who is now an adjunct there.
The workshop will have four sessions on Fridays, starting March 6, each from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Queensbury campus. The cost is $60. To sign up, call the college's Center for Personal and Professional Development at 743-2238.