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Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt, along with volunteers from SMSU, are encouraging men and women who served in World War Two, to come forward again, and for the sake of history, share their stories. Mike Smith has this report:
At a news conference held at The Library Station Monday May 9th, 7th District Congressman Roy Blunt announced details of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. Volunteers for the project, cooridnated by SMSU and the University's Staff Senate Veterans Recognition Committee, will host and produce to DVD, interviews with WWII Vets about their time in service, and on Veterans Day 2005 the DVD's will be presented to Rep. Roy Blunt. Blunt will then deilver the interviews to the Library of Congress to be included in the National Veterans History Project archives.
Making comments at the May 9th announcement were th District Congressman Roy Blunt; representatives of SMSU including Myril Stewart and Julie Johnson; and WWII Veterans Skiff Skiffington and Chuck Huber.
The following is a 7th Congressional District news release about the project:
Springfield, Missouri -- The day after observing the 60th anniversary of Victory in Europe, Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt is urging veterans who served in World War II to participate in the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. Created by Congress in 2000, the Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service.