MO History Museum event raises awareness for homeless veterans

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- A group called U.S. Vets is spending this Veteran's Day keeping potentially homeless vets off the streets. The organization runs an apartment complex on Natural Bridge Road that transitions vets from homelessness to jobs and places to live.

On Monday, the group is raising awareness about the plight of homeless veterans at an invitation-only event at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.

The event centers around the striking black-and-white photographs taken by St. Louis photographer Jerry Tovo.

Tovo has spent two years chronicling the lives and often the deaths of homeless veterans. The government estimates on any given night between 60,000 and 200,000 veterans are homeless across the country.

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