Red Cross, Emerson to honor military veterans

Two organizations will come together for the second year in a row to honor military veterans this Fourth of July.

Volunteers from the American Red Cross and St. Louis-based Emerson Electric Co. will offer a barbecue for Jefferson Barracks Veterans Affairs Hospital patients from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the medical center’s gymnasium, Building 63, off Koch Road. Emerson Senior Vice President Robert M. Cox Jr. and American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter CEO Cindy Erickson will join dozens of Red Cross volunteers in serving a barbecue lunch to patients.