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Katherine Woodruff

Katherine Woodruff of Rock Bridge High School, third place winner in the Veterans Day contest

Essay contest award recipients

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.

Veterans gather for quilts

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

Isabelle Bouchard of Jefferson Junior High School, first place winner in the Veterans Day contest

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly of Jefferson Junior High School, second place winner in the Veterans Day contest

Veterans quilts donated

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

Isabelle Mitchell of Jefferson Junior High School, third place winner in the Veterans' Day contest

Melanie Tucker

Melanie Tucker of Jefferson Junior High School, honorable mention in the Veterans' Day contest

Picking a quilt for Veterans Day

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.

Speaking at the wreath ceremony

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.

Annual Wreath Ceremony

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

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.

Group of Mormon elders pray at Stephens Lake Park

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.

Mormon elders watch film about Joseph Smith

Elders watch a film about Joseph Smith on Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Old 63 in Columbia. Smith was founder of the Latter-day Saints and is considered a prophet.

Mormon elders watch film about church founder

Elder Tim Stewart and Elder Isaac Leffler watch a film about Joseph Smith on Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Old 63 in Columbia. Smith was founder of the Latter Day Saints and is considered a prophet.

Mormon elder remembers home

Elder Sean Marett looks up at a Beatles poster on the wall at Gumby's Pizza in Columbia on Wednesday. According to Marett, he used to have posters plastered all over his walls back home in Utah. Marett is in the midst of his two-year mission, so he will not go home or see his family until that time is over.

Mormon elders dress up when they witness

Elder Tyler Hemenway straightens his tie Wednesday on Broadway. The elders dress up whenever they witness, usually in suit jackets. The ring on Hemenway's right hand bears the initials "CTR" which means "Choose the Right," a reminder to follow the ways of Jesus Christ.

Mormon elders run into friend downtown

Elder Sean Marett and Elder Tyler Hemenway laugh with their friend Tyler Caldwell on Wednesday on Broadway. They ran into Caldwell, a self-described "inactive" member of the Mormon church, while they were walking to the library.

Mormon elders save money by walking

Elder Tyler Hemenway and Elder Sean Marett walk downtown on Wednesday in Columbia. They have a car, but they also have a small budget, so they try to walk as much as they possibly can. They usually walk about six miles a day.

Mormon elders walk to Stephens Lake Park

Elder Sean Marett (left) celebrates kicking a rock through Elder Tyler Hemenway's legs during their walk to Stephens Lake Park on Wednesday. The two kick rocks at one another when they are walking somewhere and there is no one for them to witness to.
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