Category Archives: Veterans

War Buddies celebrate Veterans Day

Resident veterans Chester Love, Woodrow Boulware and Christy Binggeli with nurse Jackie Spencer traveled to Columbia and celebrated Veterans Day at the Golden Corral.

Resident veterans Chester Love, Woodrow Boulware and Christy Binggeli with nurse Jackie Spencer traveled to Columbia and celebrated Veterans Day at the Golden Corral.

The Fulton Presbyterian Manor’s veterans group, the War Buddies, celebrated Veterans Day with its eighth annual trip to the Golden Corral in Columbia. Golden Corral has offered free meals to veterans since 2001.

“We have had many grand adventures,” says Activity Director Jeff Young, “and many fond memories as the War Buddies. At one time, we represented every American conflict since WWII. It is great that we can all come together with a common bond. It is this common bond that transcends service branch, era, age or anything else really that we celebrate when we go somewhere like the Golden Corral.” read more

County commissioner honored to help with Honor Flights

Doc Kritzer is well-known in Callaway County for many reasons. Primarily, he’s a county commissioner, but he’s served in a variety of other service roles, including as volunteer for the county fire department for several decades. One way Doc has served his community, however, may not be as well-known.

“The Central Missouri Honor Flight group has gone on 29 flights. I’ve been a volunteer escort on 11 of those,” said Doc. “I was inspired to start volunteering by my daughter, who’s an Air Force flight nurse out of Dayton, Ohio, where the Honor Flights originated. I also do it in memory of my own father, who fought in WWII.” read more