NEW BRUNSWICK - Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a WWII veteran himself, announced the Veterans History Project on Monday.

Firsthand accounts of wartime experiences will be recorded by volunteers and collected by the Library of Congress.

News 12 New Jersey spoke with veterans of World War II and Vietnam about their experiences. Arthur Seltzer, 87, recounts his experience on Omaha Beach on D-Day, and how he helped liberate a concentration camp.

Vietnam War Army nurse Danielle Peloquin says she has been reluctant to speak about her experiences. She says Americans were not happy about the outcome of the war that she served in.

Nearly 450,000 veterans reside in New Jersey.