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Veterans: Come tell your story at Coffee Talk

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 8:13 am

There is something special occurring at an upcoming Veterans’ Coffee Talk in Troy.

During the  Veterans Coffee Talk, a special invitation is extended to all WWII and Korean War veterans, and especially to those who have attended the Honor Flights to Washington D.C., to attend on Nov. 8.  There is a new effort being put forth by citizens associated with Honor Flight:  they want to talk to as many WWII vets as possible; get their stories, pictures, and get what ever info pertaining to WWII they can to preserve and honor each person that helped keep our country free.

The Missouri Veterans History Project (MVHP) has organized to interview and record the stories of the veterans.  The recording is provided to the veteran free of charge. In partnership with the State Historical Society, the Library of Congress and other organizations, the interviews are archived and made available to scholars, students, veterans and the public. IMVHP was founded in 2011.

At the Nov. 8 coffee talk, Roger Kiesey will be giving this information to veterans.  Also at this meeting there will the will be distribution of the special veterans’ journal that Jan Bettencourt has freely spent her time and effort to complete for every willing veteran.