PHOTO GALLERY: Mike Trial displays family photographs, journals

Mike Trial began collecting photos and journals about two years ago for his book that came out in April. Being the only family member alive, Trial wanted to record his family's stories and history. "Writing the book was a lot of work but I am glad I did it," Trial said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Americans honor veterans for Memorial Day

Americans travel to museums, parks and parades to pay tribute to veterans for Memorial Day, Monday. In Macon, Ga., a Vietnam veteran presented a wreath at the town's parade. A New York man remembered his neighbor who was killed in the Vietnam War. High school ROTC color guard members celebrated their Memorial Day in the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. And in Boston, flags surrounded the Boston Common signifying every fallen service member from Massachusetts.

PHOTO GALLERY: President, mayor view destruction from EF5 tornado

President Barack Obama and Moore, Okla., Mayor Glenn Lewis survey the damage caused by an EF5 tornado that destroyed Plaza Towers elementary school, where seven children were killed last week. This is the second time in 14 years that an EF5 tornado has hit Moore.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jefferson City, Columbia commemorates veterans

Missouri residents honor fallen veterans at Memorial Day gatherings around the state Monday. Jefferson City National Cemetery held a Two Bell ceremony honoring 100 veterans who died in the past year. In Columbia, rain dampened visitor turnout at Memorial Park Cemetery, but commemorative floral arrangements still stood on most grave markers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rain cancels Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Parade

The Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Parade was canceled Monday because of rain and storms.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College celebrates Military Recognition Day

Columbia College celebrated its sixth annual Military Recognition Day on Bass Commons. This event honored students, faculty and staff who are currently serving or have previously served in the military.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans' lives remembered on Memorial Day

These photos were collected to help tell the stories of the men who made history in places such as Normandy and Anzio, Iwo Jima and Peleliu. They are veterans who came home and helped build highways and houses, toiled in factories and offices, even launched their own companies.

PHOTO GALLERY: iPads used to teach people about Air Force

Visitors to the Salute to Veterans air show were able to take the U.S. Air Force Command Center Alpha recruitment tour on iPads.They learned about the Air Force and different Air Force occupations through videos, 3-D models, and video games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Vendors, dancers at Sixth Annual For the People Pow Wow

There were vendors and dancers at the Sixth Annual For the People Pow Wow at the Boone County Fairgrounds Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Moore residents make tough choices in face of tornado

Residents of Moore, Okla., faced tough choices in the minutes before an EF5 tornado struck their city on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 25th annual Salute to Veterans honored veterans

People turned out to the Columbia Regional Airport to watch the 25th annual Salute to Veterans air show on Saturday to honor veterans. Spectators were allowed to tour some of the planes at the air show and a WWII era BT-13 flew acrobatically.

PHOTO GALLERY: Train derails in southeast Missouri

Seven people were injured when trains collided and derailed near Rockview in southeast Missouri early Saturday. The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe collision.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge seniors become graduates

Rock Bridge graduates walked across the stage at Mizzou Arena on Friday evening and became graduates. The 2013 graduating class of Rock Bridge High School had 570 seniors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball falls to University of Washington

Missouri softball took University of Washington on Friday evening at University Field. Missouri lost to Washington 1-0. This win leads Washington to the NCAA Women's College World Series.

PHOTO GALLERY: Women compete in Bianchi Cup

Kaitlyn Weigand

Kaitlyn Weigand, 9, from Ms. McCray's third-grade class said “fractions” were the coolest thing she learned this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Washington beats Missouri 2-1

University of Washington beats Missouri, 2-1, after eight innings of softball on Thursday at University Field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman graduates 547 seniors

Hickman High School awarded diplomas to 547 seniors at graduation ceremonies at Mizzou Arena on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Bianchi Cup pistol competition held in Hallsville

The 35th annual Bianchi Cup continued Thursday at Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville. Doug Koenig won the Bianchi Cup in 2012 was competing again this year. The event, considered to be one of the most prestigious pistol competitions in the world, continues through Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Neighbors of Battle High School expect increased traffic, development

Neighbors of Battle High School are bracing for the increased traffic that will come with the opening of the school. But many say the new high school and eventually new elementary school will have a positive impact on the area.