It was a beautiful day for honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Here I am pictured with O’Fallon City Council Member, Jeff Schwentker. I was serving as an elected official on the governing board when we built this Veteran’s Memorial and it gives me great pleasure to see so many people continue to appreciate and benefit from it.

As a mother of a son in the military, it gives me great joy to know that there are some in this country who appreciate those who have dedicated their lives to protecting us.

We are all dedicated to something.  Some people are actively sacrificing and making this world a better place while others are dedicated only to benefiting themselves.  Those of us who believe our purpose is to love God and love people seem to be the happiest and most satisfied with their lives.  We should always avail ourselves to engage in the opportunities offered to show our understanding of the price paid for our freedom.

Tonight, Bill Federer will be joining us on “Home Front” to help us process where we are today.


Here I am with a few of my favorite veterans after the ceremony.


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Tonight we will be talking with Bill Federer about what is happening to our country.  Join us for some fascinating facts about how we arrived at the place we now find ourselves.  Bill Federer is one of America’s most well informed historians.  We will discuss how we find ourselves at this place in history and how we can correct the direction of our nation.

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A Little Bit of Humor…

Shooting the breeze down at the Veteran’s hospital, a trio of old timers ran out of tales of their own heroic exploits and started bragging about their ancestors. “My great grandfather, at age 13,” one declared proudly, “was a drummer boy at Shiloh.”

“Mine,” boasted another, “went down with Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn.”

“I’m the only soldier in my family,” confessed vet number three, “but if my great grandfather was living today he’d be the most famous man in the world.”

“What’d he do?” his friends wanted to know.

“Nothing much. But he would be 165 years old.”

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