Tuesday, November 13, 2012
He wears his decorated cap every Veterans Day.
Charles Stefanoni wore his medal-decorated cap again on a Veterans Day. He says he wears it for his buddies who can't. He had it on Monday morning at The Heights, where he goes for cardiac rehabilitation. Stefanoni served in the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II. He said his father wanted to sign up for the first World War, but wasn't allowed because he was born in Italy. Stefanoni said the house he grew up in was at 1600 S. Brentwood Boulevard, "where the big office building is now." He said he and his twin sister, the last of eight kids, were born on the kitchen table on a night too snowy to get to the hospital. A plaque for WW I veterans was rededicated on Sunday at The Heights.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The WW I plaque was originally dedicated in 1936, then disappeared for decades.
A bronze plaque commemorating six Richmond Heights World War I veterans was rededicated yesterday at The Heights. It was originally dedicated on Nov. 11, 1936, but was stolen not long after that. It was eventually found in a resale shop, and was recently refinished and mounted on granite for the memorial in front of The Heights. See more photos in Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch Facebook. The names on the plaque are: Members of the Richmond Heights VFW and theAmerican Legion Goff-Moll Post 101, as well at Richmond Heights mayor James Beck and about 50 others witnessed the ceremony. World War II veterans Ray Depoutot (Gunfighter), who fought in Normanday and Central Europe; Bill Sauders (Wild Bill), who was in the Pacific with the Navy; and …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the Mid-County area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities: