Monday, November 12, 2012
In a hall of honor for veterans in Eureka, Most Sacred Heart School also highlighted the school's graduates currently serving in active duty.
A display at Most Sacred Heart School in Eureka made sure local active-duty citizens who were former Sacred Heart graduates were included this week. The following six military representatives were honored: See related article: Veterans Honored at Most Sacred Heart School
Sunday, November 11, 2012
VIDEOS: Join adult singers from across the entire Rockwood School District as they salute military representatives in a Sunday afternoon performance. Four veterans also will share their stories.
While it's challenging for non-military people to voice the true amount of appreciation felt to military representatives for their protection, dedication and defense, Rockwood School District's new Rockwood Adult Community Choir found a way to sing an appropriate tribute. Choir members will perform a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lafayette High School in Wildwood. The choir is comprised of adults throughout the school district, and is intended to honor all walks of military designations. Tickets are still available at the door for this performance, although limited. Patch was there Friday night when the choral group rehearsed. Wildwood resident Andy Vosburgh was the first member to show up. He was early, so he could go over some of the music…
Thursday's Veterans Day Celebration honored those whose "dedication and service ensures security and safety at home and around the world." A Koren War veteran guest speaker shed light on a conflict that was not officially declared "over."
"One percent of the U.S. population protects the other 99 percent," a Korean War veteran told guests and Eureka High School students at Thursday's Veterand Day Celebration. Guest speaker John Robertson recounted what his experience was like to be part of 6,000 enlisted in 17 units, and he reminded all that the Korean War was never offically declared concluded. "So we could find ourselves back there." Robertson had a 38-year career in the U.S. Marine Corp and National Guard. He served as a police officer for 32.5 years as well. Thursday's Veterans Day Ceremony was hosted by the school's Character Education Committee members. As guests entered the school, they were greeted by members of the symphonic strings group. Missouri's 81st Air Force …
Eureka students of all ages focused on a variety of military service contributors, culminating in a visit from a Vietnam War veteran on Friday morning.
Out of 210 who went to flying school for a certain Vietnam War squad, only 55 came home alive, veteran Bill Voss told middle schoolers at Most Sacred Heart School in Eureka on Friday for their Veterans Day observation program. Voss, a Wildwood resident who now works as an American Family Insurance agent, told Sacred Heart middle schoolers as the guest speaker of the day that he still loves to fly. "I survived (war situations) by keeping my faith and praying for calm," said Voss, as he related what it was like to have to perform low-level helicopter maneuvers moments after flying above 1,500 feet out of firing range. Sacred Heart teacher Connie Bachmann also encouraged a veterans hall of honor at the school, for which students brought …