Over the Independence Day weekend the Chapter held fundraisers at Sam's Club in Melville and the Walmart in Manchester. We thank the store managers and their patrons for their support. Below are photos of some of the members who sacrificed part of their holiday.
July - Sept 2015
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Member Diane Beineke reads a poem.
Honor Guard: Dan Wilson, Greg Grass,Don Aird, Dennis filla.
Memorial Service for Walter Crawford
Gone, but not Forgotten
Russ Whitener was presented with the following award for his actions while mowing the lawn. It is never a good idea to use your hands to investigate a blockage of the grass catcher when the blades are spinning.
At the Breakfast Meeting August 12th
Ben Bachert, our youngest associate presented each member with a 2" steel cross fabricated from railroad spike steel.
At the Meetings
The Chapter hosted a breakfast for residents of the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis.
Russ proudly holds in his injured hand the certificate he received from Tom Brophy
Gregg Follmer (L.) assists Bill Harding (R.) in displaying an Air Force blanket. The blanket was a gift to Bill from fellow Airman and VVA member Ken House. Bill and Ken are old neighborhood friends and now celebrate their birthdays together. They had enlisted separately without knowledge of the other. By chance, the two young airman ran into each other as they waited in line at a telephone center to call home.
Charles Stapleton, Missouri State Council President of Vietnam Veterans of America, visited our Chapter for our monthly meeting. Mister Stapleton was impressed by the large turnout and growth our young Chapter has made in six years.
Amy Moore of Sunnyhill Inc. talks about her organization's work with disabled individuals, including veterans.
Chapter 1028 Newsletter