KXAN - Texas World War II veterans are being honored for the pivotal role they played in ending the horror of the Holocaust.
Families of at least 27 Texas liberators will be on hand, as well at least six of the liberators themselves, to receive medallions and meet with survivors of the death camps.
It comes as the THGC debuts a project, in conjunction with Texas Tech University, that collects stories and memories from 21 Texas liberators and organizes them into a book, an exhibit and an interactive app to communicate their experiences to future generations who might not hear the stories firsthand.
Sgt. Herbert Stern is one of the soldiers included in the Texas liberators project. Now 98 years old and living in a retirement community in northwest Austin, he's spent years speaking to students and recounting his stories to all who will listen.