Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Joshua Anderson and Logan Funderburk were honored by the O'Fallon City Council on Dec. 13.
Two local Boy Scouts recently helped make O'Fallon's Veterans Memorial Walk a more comfortable place for visitors Joshua Anderson and Logan Funderburk, of Scout Troop 858 Boone Trails Chapter, constructed benches for the walk as part of their Eagle Scout Service Project. Mayor Bill Hennessy presented the scouts with a proclamation honoring them for their "thoughtfulness for others" in planning and building the benches. "It will enhance the Veterans Memorial Walk by providing comfort to visitors for many years," Hennessy said at the City Council meeting on Dec. 13. Chairman of the O'Fallon Veterans Commission Sheldon Hartsfield also thanked Joshua and Logan. "We know that a lot of people like to visit our memorial on a daily basis," he…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Maryland native Michael Walsh has visited the 50 states and captured photos of each state's Vietnam Veteran memorials.
An idea that started more than 20 years ago has come to life through a three-year journey for a Vietnam War veteran. In the past three years, Michael F. Walsh, who served for a year in the Vietnam War in the army, has traveled to all 50 states, sometimes more than once, to capture images of Vietnam Veteran memorials. On Tuesday afternoon, the Maryland native stopped in Florissant to photograph the Vietnam War memorial in Koch Park along his route through Missouri and Illinois. After Florissant, the tour is headed to O’Fallon and St. Peters,MO before heading to the Illinois capitol to photograph other Vietnam Veteran memorials. “It’s been a memorable journey,” Walsh said. “I hear from vets who say, ‘We didn’t know [a memorial] was there. …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Event begins at 11 a.m. at O'Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk on Friday.
The City of O'Fallon will honor veterans with a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Rd. in O'Fallon. The public is invited to attend the annual event, that this year will feature two celebrations. The first part of the ceremony will honor veterans. The second part of the ceremony celebrates the 10th anniversary of the dedication of O'Fallon's Veterans Memorial Walk. Other Things to Know About Veterans Day in O'Fallon: