Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill support new coin
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill are joining an effort to honor veterans of World War I with a commemorative coin.
The senators are co-sponsoring legislation that would establish a competition to design a commemorative World War I coin that would be produced by the U.S. Treasury.
Proceeds from the coin would help cover the expenses and go to the World War I Centennial Commission for activities that recognize the war.
World War I lasted from 1914 to 1918.
The coin legislation also has been backed by other members of Congress