Tag Archives: Veterans

VFW Post 4958 to Recognize Area Veterans

Memphis VFW Post 4958 will be honoring 18 veteran members who are 85 – 90 years old. This recognition ceremony will be at the VFW Post on Thursday, February 21st at 6 p.m. Veterans to be recognized are: Charles Adams, Keith Chance, the late James Clair, Dwight De Rosear, Harlo Donelson, James Garnett, James Hall, […]

Jauflione Chapter NSDAR Hosts Memorial Service for Care Center Veterans

Tuesday, May 15th, the  Jauflione Chapter DAR members honored veterans living at the Scotland County Care Center and the Residential Care Facility with a Memorial Day Service. A candle lighting ceremony honoring deceased veterans who had resided at the Care Center was conducted. Those honored were: Richard Allen, Clifford Wilson, Sterling Forrester, Vern Howard, Larry […]

VFW Auxiliary Expands Membership Opportunities

With more and more women serving in the United States military, one of the nation’s largest support groups has announced it will be expanding its membership opportunities to allow more family members the chance to back their heroes. Earlier this year the VFW Ladies Auxiliary officially dropped Ladies from the title, as the enrollment opportunities […]

Jauflione Chapter DAR Hosts 12th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Reception

The 12th Annual Veteran’s Reception hosted by the Jauflione Chapter, DAR, honored 22 local veterans on November 6th in Memphis. The special emphasis for this year’s event was the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Regent June Kice welcomed the guests to the community hall at the Memphis HUD complex at 2 p.m. Dr. Harlo […]

Missouri Veterans History Project Submits 1000th Interview

Missouri Veterans History Project (MVHP) marked a milestone this week when the organization submitted its 1,000th interview to the Library of Congress. The 1000th interviewee was Katy Kilroy who currently serves with the Missouri Army National Guard, 220 Engineer Company and served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Interestingly, Kilroy’s grandfather, Joseph Frank Mica II, […]

Gorin Graduates Serve In Military

by Sherrill Tague Clatt One significant affect the Gorin School had on its graduates was in the shaping of many of our young men to serve in the military.  Some even left school before graduation to serve our country.  Wayne and Donna Tague Bailey (class of 1968) developed, and presented to the Gorin Alumni banquets […]

VFW to Host 69th Annual Memorial Day Services

The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post 4958 Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold the 69th annual Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 25, 2015.  The morning’s events will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Memphis Courthouse lawn. Post Commander Larry Curry will welcome the guests prior to the traditional placing of the memorial wreath and […]

Conner Wiggins Inducted into Student Patriots Hall of Honor

Service men and women,  past and present, were the guests of honor at Branson’s Veteran’s Homecoming Celebration that was held the week of November 5-11. But these heroes graciously shared the stage with a young lady from Memphis, Conner Wiggins. The eighth grader at Scotland County R-I High School presented homemade badges of appreciation to […]

Six Area Veterans Travel to Nation’s Capital as Part of Honor Flight

The red carpet was rolled out for six area veterans, albeit in whirlwind fashion as the former soldiers and seamen were guests of honor on Mission #26 of the Great River Honor Flight program that traveled to Washington D.C. on August 28th. World War II veteran Ivan Woods along with Korean War vets Bill Hall, […]

DAR Hosts Event in Memphis to Honor Area Veterans

The Jauflione Chapter NSDAR met Friday, November 1, 2013 at the HUD hospitality room. Veterans of the area were honored guests. June Kice, Regent, welcomed all the veterans present. Chaplain Nelda Billups read Psalms 46:1-11, followed by prayer. Susan Miller, District Director, provided sack gifts for all veterans present, and the Chapter also provided small […]