Missouri to unveil veterans history project

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A statewide project that documents Missouri soldiers’ stories in their own words will be publicly unveiled Thursday.

The Veterans Day event at the University of Missouri in Columbia 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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