Sara Maniscalco Robinson from the Iowa Veterans’ Perspective Foundation will be
interviewing local veterans at the Newton Public Library on Friday, November 22 nd .
Veterans of any age and rank are invited to sign up for a time slot to be interviewed and
be included in this important project. Interviewees will be given a DVD recording of their
interview to keep or share with family.
Sara Maniscalco Robinson served in the Iowa National Guard since 1997 as a
broadcast journalist. In 2007, Sara was asked to volunteer to interview veterans to help
the Iowa Gold Star Museum on a video project for their upcoming POW exhibit. What
started as a volunteer opportunity quickly evolved into a mission to interview our
nation’s heroes before the stories of their service are lost with the veterans who carry
them. Sara founded the Iowa Veterans’ Perspective in 2017 in hopes of continuing the
veteran storytelling program. She often presents to churches, veteran’s groups, youth
camps, and libraries. She focuses on letting the veterans tell their own stories through
her powerful videos.
If you or someone you know would like to sign up for an interview time, please contact
the Library at 641-792-4108.
For more information, contact: Rebecca Klein, Public Services Librarian
Newton Public Library