Blunt Wants to Honor Monuments Men

By KOLR10 News

Published 02/21 2014 05:59AM

Updated 02/21 2014 06:01AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One of Missouri's U.S. Senators wants to honor the group of soldiers who have been dubbed the "Monuments Men."

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo) will be in Springfield today to discuss his bill that would award the Congressional gold medal to the 350 men and women credited with
recovering millions of pieces of art during World War II.  Some of them are from Missouri.

Their work is the basis for a new motion picture and has been getting a lot of attention because of the movie.

The "Monuments Men" helped find, protect and recover priceless works of art, cultural artifacts and historic architecture in Europe during the closing days of the war when Hitler's troops were in retreat and destroying many of the treasures looted and stolen during the war.
Blunt will be at the Springfield Art Museum today at noon to discuss the bill.

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