Missouri to unveil veterans history project

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 10:50 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A statewide project that documents Missouri soldiers' stories in their own words will be publicly unveiled Thursday.

The Veterans Day event at MU features a project previously known as Missouri Veterans Stories.

The project began in 2007 in Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's office and has since produced about 1,300 videos of World War II veterans through a private firm. But state lawmakers last year cut $600,000 from the project's budget.

The new Missouri Veterans History Project is a nonprofit effort that now relies on university researchers and graduate students as well as volunteers.


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gerry mandel November 9, 2010 | 4:29 p.m.

I was happy to hear the veterans will continue to have a chance to tell their stories, for posterity. This is a worthwhile endeavor that deserves the support of everyone. These men and women gave more than we will ever be able to give back. I have been doing video interviews of WWII veterans for the past three years, and hope to become involved in this project. Congratulations to everyone who saved this program from obscurity. It's speaks well for Missouri.

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