Saturday, January 28, 2012
St. Louis streets were lined with people celebrating the return of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
Grassroots organizers and The Mission Continues collaborated on a parade welcoming home troops from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Swarms of people came out to downtown St. Louis to watch the parade. Parade participants saw signs thanking them for their service and welcoming them home. As Patch has reported, organizers from around metro St. Louis worked to raise funds and awareness. If you could speak to one of the servicemen or servicewomen returning to the United States, what would you say? Patch readers have been telling us all week.
Monday, January 16, 2012
What started as a social media campaign to welcome home troops from Iraq is now a reality.
A grassroots effort that began just a couple weeks ago to welcome home troops from Iraq with a parade in downtown St. Louis is now a reality. The group has announced that it has met its goal of raising $25,000 to honor the veterans on Jan. 28. It is set to meet with St. Louis officials regarding plans on Tuesday. Organizer Craig Schneider, of St. Charles, told KMOX-AM that the parade is not just a way to welcome veterans back home and to say thank you. It's to help them adjust and to allow them to put their military skills back to work in the community. The Mission Continues, a national veteran's nonprofit organization, has agreed to assist the group with the parade. According to the group, St. Louis will be the first major American city …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Organizers have until midnight Friday to raise the money for the Jan. 28 downtown St. Louis parade.
A grassroots group trying to organize a homecoming parade in St. Louis honoring Iraq war vets is just $4,500 short of raising its goal of $25,000. See previous story: St. Louisans Helping Organize Parade For Iraq War Vets Organizers of Make January 28th Welcome Home the Heroes from Iraq Day have announced that two major corporate sponsors have stepped up to the plate: Mayflower and Anheuser-Busch. “Mayflower will match every donation made toward welcoming home our heroes, up to $7,500,” said Melissa Sullivan, Mayflower communications manager, in a press release. “We have a long history of serving military members and their families, and we have witnessed the courageous sacrifices that these men and women make. Mayflower is privileged to …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tom and LaDonna Applebaum are part of a grassroots group trying to raise funds by Friday night in hopes of honoring Iraq war vets downtown later this month.
St. Louis knows how to throw a parade. The Cardinals helped the community prove that once the team's magical run to a World Series title came to fruition last fall. Now, a grassroots group is coming together to show the same can be done to honor returning Iraq war veterans. What started as a dream a little more than a week ago now has a Facebook group page with more than 1500 members. The group, led by Tom Applebaum— a Creve Coeur area resident who is also a member of the Parkway School board— and Craig Schneider, a St. Charles resident who works for the St. Charles School District, needs to raise $25,000 by Friday at midnight if their goal of holding a "Welcome Home The Heroes From Iraq" parade downtown on January 28 can become a reality…
Monday, October 31, 2011
High School bands from Seckman and Lindbergh also participated in the event.
Years from now, thousands of people will say they were there as the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals were feted along the downtown parade route Sunday. But not many will be able to say they marched alongside the best team in baseball in front of the crowd. The marching band at Pattonville High School will rightly be able to lay claim to the honor. The Pirates were chosen, along with the bands from Seckman and Lindbergh High School. "It's such a great honor for our students to be a part of an event of this magnitude," said Band Director Denny McFarland in a news release prior to the event. "This is something they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Cardinals will take one last happy flight, this time through downtown St. Louis to celebrate their 11th World Series championship.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat Texas Rangers 6-2 Friday in Game 7 of the World Series to become 2011 champs for the 11th time. The Cardinals Victory Parade starts 4pm at 18th St. and Market in downtown St. Louis, moving down Market Street to 7th St. South to Stan Musial Drive to Busch Stadium. In four trucks will be Cardinals players, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, Rally Squirrel and the marching bands of Lindbergh, Pattonville, Seckman and Belleville high schools. There is also a celebration 2pm Sunday sponsored by Budweiser at the stadium with $5 tickets going on sale 2pm Saturday. Two tickets per sale. Cardinals season ticket holders may buy four tickets per sale starting two hours earlier. Cardinals won four games to Rangers' three games for …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Pattonville's homecoming parade included fairy tale themed floats, bands and boosters.
Pattonville's Homecoming on Saturday started with a parade through Maryland Heights. The parade featured a fairy tale theme, and incuded childrnen's favorites such as Aladdin and other Disney movies. The parade included the Pattonville marching band, cheerleaders and drill team. Pattonville alumni and student organizations raised funds and showed off their school pride during the event.
Residents of Maryland Heights and friends gathered in Vago Park to enjoy bouncy playgrounds, midway games and local food vendors.
Maryland Heights' annual Fall Festival at Vago Park included a parade, picnic games, booths, and free entertainment for residents.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A caravan of military trucks, motorcycles and cars circled St. Louis to honor veterans and those currently serving in the military.
If you happened to be out and about Memorial Day and saw a parade of military trucks, motorcycles and cars, it was a Freedom Run held to pay tribute to veterans, current military and their families. The parade-like run began in Fenton and circled St. Louis on area highways until it returned to High Ridge. It went through Maryland Heights on Interstate 270. The event was sponsored by Faces of Freedom Fighters, a charitable foundation dedicated to building the state's first national monument to honor Missouri's fallen heroes. The group plans on making the run an annual event.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Friday is the official start to the weekend, with activities in town and nearby.
Kick things off with poetry or stars and wrap up the weekend by joining the circus. Whatever you do, these activities will stimulate both body and mind -- just in time for spring. TEEN POETRY SLAM ASTRONOMY NIGHT READ ACROSS AMERICA AQUAPORT DISCOUNT DAYS MOOLAH SHRINE CIRCUS PARADE