Minnesota Military Museum Collecting Veterans' Stories

January 02, 2017 05:54 PM

(ABC 6 News) -The Minnesota Military Museum is collecting local veterans’ stories for what their “Veterans Registry.” The statewide database contains information about anyone who once served or currently is serving the US Military. To qualify, servicemembers must also have been born or lived in Minnesota.

Minnesota veterans and family members are welcome to submit stories, as well as photographs.


ABC 6 News stopped at Rochester’s VFW to see if local veterans thought there was any value to keeping a statewide registry. Most agree it’s a way for family members to preserve their military history’s record. It’s also another way to ensure that the younger generation continues to learn and remember those who’ve sever throughout history.

U.S. Army veteran, Chad Stowers says, “The largest reason is family members can honor their veterans that they have in their family, it’s a permanent record of their service.”

“It just gives you a feeling and a memory of these people and they deserve at least that much,” says Korean War Veteran, Richard Dison.

The registry is free to everyone. The form to submit information can be found on the museum’s website by clicking here


Olivia York

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