New MU Veterans Center

The new MU Veterans Center in Memorial Union was designed to help veterans transition from military duty to campus life. Framed uniforms and photographs taken by veterans decorate the walls of the center.

Pat Shay ID card

Identification card for World War II veteran Pat Shay

Three Musketeers

Pat Shay (center) stands with friends during his time serving in the Marine Corps during World War II. The three men called themselves the three musketeers.

Marine Corps veteran Pat Shay

Pat Shay is a Marine Corps veteran who served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II. Shay's story has been recorded as part of the Veterans History Project for the Library of Congress.

Veterans Day pins

A pile of pins sits in the new MU Veterans Center in Memorial Union on Wednesday.

Flat Branch Pub has ties to USS Columbia

USS Columbia memorabilia is displayed at Flat Branch Pub & Brewery. When the USS Columbia SSN 771 was built in the early 90s, the original commanders loved the recently opened Flat Branch Pub & Brewery so much that they wanted to call their cruise mess the "Flat Branch Cafe." The restaurant's logo is also featured on the submarine.

USS Columbia captain visits town for MU veterans week

The captain of the USS Columbia, Commander Dennis Klein, talks with Lance Wood, the general manager of Flat Branch Pub & Brewing on Wednesday. As a part of MU veterans week, Commander Klein and two of his crew members came to Columbia to teach the Naval ROTC, see the MU Veterans Memorial and tour the College of Engineering.

Citizen collects plastic to take to Millersburg

Sandy Gummersheimer and 15 others in her neighborhood save and collect their plastic bottles and drive them to Ryan Enterprise in Millersburg, which accepts a wider range of recycled plastics than Columbia.

Tricks of the trade

Yo-yo professional Hank Freeman, 25, left, demonstrates a trick he invented to William Eiffert, 11, Max Wolff, 4, and Spencer Klein, 6, in downtown Columbia on Tuesday.

Wreck on McBaine Avenue

Residents of McBaine Avenue gather Tuesday after a three-car accident blocked the street and part of the intersection with Worley Street.

John Ashcroft speaks about fall of Berlin Wall

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft delivers a special message in front of the eight segments of the Berlin Wall that make up the "Breakthrough" sculpture on Latshaw Plaza at Westminster College in Fulton on Tuesday. A small crowd turned out to see Ashcroft speak during the 20th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the sculpture made by Edwina Sandys in memory of her grandfather, Winston Churchill.

Rock Bridge soccer player Ryan Taylor

Rock Bridge coach Kyle Austin says senior Ryan Taylor has the ability to lead people. "People are naturally drawn to him, he is very charismatic and when he talks people listen,” Austin said.

Former K-State volleyball player Helen Buchanan

Helen Buchanan, the mother of MU volleyball player Paige Buchanan, knocks down a spike for Kansas State. Buchanan (then Helen Bundy) played for the Wildcats from 1983 to 1986.

Aerial view of Battle High School construction site

The footprint for the new Muriel Williams Battle High School takes shape along St. Charles Road in this aerial image taken Oct. 23. Battle, along with her husband, Eliot, served Columbia's community for many years and were two individuals instrumental in the integration of Columbia's schools.

Missouri volleyball player Paige Buchanan

Missouri volleyball player Paige Buchanan started playing volleyball when she was in fourth grade for the church team in St. Lous that her mother coached.

Pinnacles Youth Park trip

Clayton Schutz, left, and Chad LaRoche stand atop a thin strip of rock above Pinnacles Youth Park, about 15 miles north of Columbia, on Monday. They called this trip "the redemption" because the last time they went to the park, recent heavy rains swelled the creek and prevented their exploration.

Frustrated Pinkel

A frustrated Gary Pinkel talks on his headset during the first half of Missouri's game against Nebraska. The head coach has spoken with a good amount of jargon after the Tigers' past two losses.

Facing a block

MU forward Christine Flores attempts a shot while Oklahoma City guard Donica Cosby tries to block her at the game against Oklahoma City at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. MU beat Oklahoma City 68-66.

Helping her teammate

MU Bailey Gee helps her teammate, forward Christine Flores, up off the ground after an Oklahoma City player pushed Flores during a play.

Coaching from the sidelines

MU Head Coach Robin Pingeton shouts to her players from the bench at the game against Oklahoma City at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. MU beat Oklahoma City 68-66.