November 11, 2010
Karl Spry, an Army and Army Reserves veteran, served in the military from 1970-2009. He was an active-duty Army soldier for the first six years of his career and has been in the reserves since 1976. Spry was a food inspector during the First Gulf War and was stationed in Europe during the '90s.
Nancy Suthoff listens to a speech given by featured speaker Michael Wilson at a Veterans Day ceremony at Truman Veterans Hospital on Thursday. Suthoff said the event hit close to home, as her father was a World War II veteran who died last week.
Frederick M. Wilson speaks at a Veterans Day ceremony at Truman Veterans Hospital on Thursday. Wilson is currently a lieutenant colonel in the Missouri Air National Guard and serves as the medical director of the Truman VA Community Living Center.
Taylor Yeagle of Rock Bridge High School, honorable mention in the Veterans Day contest
Courtney Engle of Rock Bridge High School, first place winner in the Veterans Day contest
David Maddox of Rock Bridge High School, second place winner in the Veterans Day contest
Katherine Woodruff of Rock Bridge High School, third place winner in the Veterans Day contest
Veterans Day essay contest winners, from left, are Teresa Jacobs, Sallie Houser-Hanfelder, Melanie Tucker, Isabelle Mitchell, Megan Kelly, Isabelle Bouchard, and Frederick M. Wilson at the Veterans Day ceremony Thursday.
People gather in the Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital to participate in the Missouri River Quilt Guild’s project that donates quilts to veterans. Several guilds worked together to make and donate the quilts.
Isabelle Bouchard of Jefferson Junior High School, first place winner in the Veterans Day contest
Megan Kelly of Jefferson Junior High School, second place winner in the Veterans Day contest
Various handmade quilts are set out for veterans to choose one to take home with them on November 11. Each twin sized quilt costs approximately $150 to make but are given to veterans for free.
Isabelle Mitchell of Jefferson Junior High School, third place winner in the Veterans' Day contest
Melanie Tucker of Jefferson Junior High School, honorable mention in the Veterans' Day contest
Betty Lock helps Warren Sims pick out a quilt as part of the Missouri River Quilt Guild’s project that donates more than 100 homemade quilts to veterans. Veterans at the Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital were able to come and pick a quilt of their choice for free.
Greg Bier speaks during the Annual Wreath Ceremony at Memorial Union. Bier is President of the Student Veterans Association and a professor in the Trulaske School of Business at the University of Missouri.
People gather under the archway under the tower at Memorial Union at MU prior to the Annual Wreath Ceremony for Veterans day. Although rain started falling just before, the ceremony started a good crowd was in attendance.
The ceremonial wreath is placed under the archway of Memorial Union during the annual ceremony for veterans day. The archway has names of World War One veterans etched into it.
The Columbia Police Officers' Association issued this response to the Citizen Police Review Board's conclusion that an officer used excessive force. The board's conclusion, the CPOA said, was made after an "evidentiary circus."
Elders, from left, Drew Anderson, Sean Marett, Tim Stewart, Andrew Judkins and Tyler Hemenway pray during their last district meeting on Wednesday at Stephens Lake Park. Elders are stationed to a certain district for six weeks and usually don't know their next location until a couple of days before they are supposed to leave. According to Marett and Hemenway, it's possible that at least half of them will be leaving soon.