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Remembering the Veterans by Wilbur Bush, local historian

In 1950 a petition was circulating in Missouri for a bonus bill to be passed so veterans could be placed on the November ballot. The petition stated the maximum bonuses to World War II veterans would be $400 for those who served within the U.S. and $500 for overseas veterans.

Only those veterans who served between Sept. 16, 1940 and Sept. 2, 1945, would be eligible. The petitions were distributed

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