The Veterans Wall of Honor is a computer driven video display located in the lobby of the Jefferson County Administration Center. The wall was created with private funds to honor all residents of Jefferson County who served the United States in the military. The Veterans Wall displays the name, rank and place of residence of each living or deceased veteran that completed honorable military service.
The Veterans Wall of Honor is designed to be a living memorial to which names may be added. A kiosk, located next to the Veterans Wall, allows visitors to search for the names of veterans listed in the database. In order to add a veteran’s name to the Wall of Honor, down-load the form by accessing the link below or call the County Executives office at 636-797-5400 and request an Application for Recognition form. You may also call Tess Tenison at 636-677-8943 for additional information regarding the Veterans Wall of Honor.
In addition to the Wall of Honor, a bronze emblem honoring each branch of the Armed Forces of the United States is displayed on the south wall of the hallway as you enter the Administration Center.
Jefferson County government is proud of our County’s many veterans and believes that their sacrifice should be remembered and honored.
Application for Veterans Wall
The War Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program provides for the spouse and children of a Missouri soldier who was killed while serving in action, or became 80 percent disabled from an injury sustained in action after September 11, 2001, to receive a grant to attend a public college or university in Missouri. Children are eligible to receive scholarships until age 25. There is no age limit for an eligible spouse. For more information go to http://www.dhe.mo.gov/wartimevetsurvivor.htm
In partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides benefits and services to the Veterans and their families in a responsive, timely, and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the nation.
The St. Louis VA Regional Office (VARO) provides the full range of benefits and services to approximately 569,045 veterans and dependents residing in the State of Missouri.
As one of four Regional Processing Offices (RPO), our Education Division administers all education benefits to veterans, servicepersons and dependents residing in 16 states.
St. Louis VA Regional Office
400 South, 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Did You Know?
Any honorably discharged military Veteran having a service-related disability of sixty percent (60%) or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during military service, may take wildlife as provided in Chapter 7 without permit (except deer and turkey hunting permits and the Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and Conservation Order Permit as prescribed); provided, while hunting, s/he carries a certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
In This Issue
NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS
1. DHS Assessment Report
2. Korean War MIA Identified
3. Reserve Component Mobilization
NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE
1. Congress in Recess
To read the full text go to: Mo Legislative Updates
A new, cleaner, more user friendly template came to the VFW WebCom Network for Missouri. It has been placed across the board on not only the Department of Missouri WebLog but also on all Mo District and Post WebLogs.
You will find a bar across the top of this WebLog containing words that are actually serving as ‘buttons’. Hover your arrow over each one slowly to reveal the drop down menu of links contained in each one. You will notice some of the links in the drop down menus have arrows beside them, these contain links relevant to the subject.
Take your time, look around and try all that might interest you. You will find it very easy to navigate. Please leave a comment letting us know how you feel about the new look..
If you have not yet done so, take the time now to download and use the Dept of Mo ToolBar. It is very user friendly will not harm your computer. The Dept of Mo makes some revenue from the use of the ‘search’ that is on the ToolBar. I have used it for a long time and think the ToolBar search works great and I know that by using it I am helping the Dept of Mo. You can find the latest entries made to the VFW WebCom Network by using the ToolBar.
I invite you to join the My VFW WebCom you will find under the "Social" button and also the VFW Membership Forum. The ToolBar and other subjects are covered quite extensively on the VFW Membership Forum.
In This Issue:
1. Budget Passes with Advanced Funding Provision
2. VFW Testifies on VR&E Program
3. New Vets Corps Created
4. VFW Testifies on POW/MIA Issue
5. New Navy Secretary Named
6. Military Pay Raise
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Mo Legislative Updates
In This Issue:
1. House VA Budget Update
2. Senate VA Committee Update
3. House VA Committee Hearings
4. President Announces New Afghanistan Strategy
5. VA Provides Precautionary Screenings
Gov. Nixon has submitted the following appointments to the State Senate for confirmation:
Missouri Veterans Commission
Gov. Nixon has appointed Paul E. Conners, of Blue Springs, age 66; Emmett W. Fairfax, of Sedalia, age 78; and Nancy M. Nelson, of Imperial, age 37; to the Missouri Veterans Commission. The Commission ensures that Missouri’s veterans homes, agencies and resting places provide effective, dignified and honorable services for veterans, their families and their dependents.
Connors is the CEO and owner of PCA Services Inc., an accounting and tax preparation firm in Blue Springs. He has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars state financial officer for the past 10 years, supervising all aspects of the organization’s operations and veterans service programs. The Governor appointed Connors for a term ending March 17, 2013.
Farirfax has been a salesperson with Broadway Realty in Sedalia since 1997. Prior to his work in the private sector, Fairfax was Senate Investigator for the Missouri Senate from March 1982 to June 1983 and from January 1985 to December 1996; from June 1983 to December 1984, he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as Pettis County Sheriff, a position in which he also served from 1961 to 1977. Fairfax served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954. The Governor appointed Fairfax for a term ending Nov. 2, 2009.
Nelson is a marine analyst at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an associate’s degree from Jefferson College. She has served on active duty with the U.S. Navy and in the Naval Reserves, with a total of 18 years of military service. The Governor appointed Nelson for a term ending March 17, 2013.
Paul Connors and Nancy Nelson are both members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Missouri.