Military News

Jefferson Barracks gets its first memorial for Vietnam veterans in a 2019 milestone

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page, right, and County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas, middle, speak with Terry Aubrey, president of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Association, at the Oct. 3 dedication. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In a milestone for Jefferson Barracks, the first memorial to those who fought and

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‘Wreaths Across America’ will honor veterans buried at Jefferson Barracks this weekend

Pictured above: Decorated graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery after Wreaths Across America in 2018. Wreaths will be placed on the gravesites of veterans at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery this weekend as part of the national Wreaths Across America movement. This year, the local holiday wreath-laying ceremony for National Wreaths Across America Day takes place

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Bernard students serve up a feast for first responders on 9/11

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their “Patriot Day” first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11. “It was a wonderful way to say thank you to the people who keep us safe. #neverforget,” the school wrote on its Facebook page. Among

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Who will you honor on D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As you can read in this issue of The Call, this week the Oakville High School Tiger Band will be one of the few bands from the United States granted the honor of performing in Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This is not just an honor

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Oakville band to perform at D-Day festivities

Flutists Samantha Kern, Cara Darmody and Catherine Elking play the ‘Service Song Medley’ at the Oakville Tiger Band concert June 1, 2018, at St. Bernadette. The event helped fundraise for the Marching Tigers’ trip to perform in France. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call The Oakville High School Tiger

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Record-setting number of wreaths set at Jefferson Barracks in Wreaths Across America, captured by drone footage

Wreaths Across America at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery last weekend was the most successful wreath laying event ever at the cemetery, with help from the Gateway Gold Star Mothers organization. Volunteers in St. Louis purchased and set nearly 25,000 wreaths for the annual event to honor veterans, more than doubling the total from last year.

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Jefferson Barracks wreath laying ceremony to honor veterans

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a wreath laying ceremony dedicated to remembering and honoring veterans, on Saturday, Dec. 15. Wreaths Across America works with veterans-service organizations and citizens to coordinate wreath laying events to honor veterans from all branches of the military, as well as prisoners of war and those still

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