On this Veteran's Day weekend we pause to remember and give thanks for the men and women of our country who have served in the armed services. We are establishing a display to honor the veterans of New Beginnings Lutheran Church. Part of the display includes a flag that Carole Tempel's brother Andrew McCowen carried with him in his Blackhawk helicopter during missions in Afghanistan, and a plaque listing some of the missions his unit was involved with. Another part of the display will include a plaque with the names, branch of service, and dates of service for members of New Beginnings Lutheran Church. The list we have so far is:
Illinois Air National Guard 1972-1973
United States Air Force 1973-1977
U.S. Navy 1969-1974
U.S. Army 1942-1945
U. S. Army 1957-1959
U.S. Army 1952-1954
John O’Donnell Jr.
U.S. Naval Reserve 1946-1947
U.S. Army Air Force 1948
U.S. Air Force 1948-1949, 1952-1980
Navy Reserve 1964-1966
U.S. Marine Corps 1997-2002
If you, or someone you know, should be added to the list, please give us the information.
Thank you to all our veterans for your service to our nation.