Saturday, December 29, 2007

MISSOURI VETERAN STORIES

You may be interested in this website that was created to allow Missouri veterans to tell their own stories while it’s still possible for them to do so. You can watch video podcasts of the veterans telling their stories online, and you can also order a DVD copy of individual veteran stories. You can search for stories by name of veteran, by war, veteran’s year of birth, branch of service, city of residence, or county of residence. From the official website:

“ Spearheaded by the Office of Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, the Missouri Veteran Stories project honors Missouri's military veterans by capturing their stories on DVD, to be preserved for future generations.

Each day in Missouri, more than twenty World War II veterans pass away; and their stories go with them. So, in this first phase of Missouri Veteran Stories, we are conducting many of our interviews with Missouri's most senior veterans. However, the Missouri Veteran Stories project is open to all men and women currently residing in Missouri, who have served in any branch of the United States Military.

Five- to seven-minute fully edited digital stories are produced from interviews and conversations with each veteran. These stories are then stored in the permanent Missouri Veteran Stories archive. The entire archive is available through this website, and through touch-screen consoles in the State Capitol and elsewhere.

The Missouri Veteran Stories project captures the stories of Missouri veterans and makes these stories accessible, meaningful, and educational to people in Missouri and throughout the world.”

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BTW, I think the Lt. Governor and his staff deserve a big thank you from MoSGA members for this effort to capture the brushes of these Missouri veterans with history while it’s still possible to do so.

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