WWI Court of Honor

National Society of the 1917 World War Registrars

"Some Deeds Must Not Die
   Some Names Must Not Wither"

Gold Star Plaque

Time Line

September 30, 2012

Rededication of the Court of Honor

April 23, 2012

May 10th at 10:00 A.M there will be a Ground Breaking ceremony at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery.

Saturday November 12, 2011

Hi-Pointe theater will be showing the movie 12 O'Clock High starting at 10:30 AM on the November 12th and the proceeds will be donated to Post 15, WWI Project Fund. So come and join us for the special showing. Twelve O’Clock High (1949) More at IMDbPro

Hi-Pointe Theater
1005 McCausland
St. Louis, Mo 63117
One Showing only
November 12, 2011
10:30 AM

In this story of the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany, General Frank Savage must take command of a "hard luck" bomber group. Much of the story deals with his struggle to whip his group into a disciplined fighting unit in spite of heavy losses, and withering attacks by German fighters over their targets. Actual combat footage is used in this tense war drama. Written by KC Hunt

12 O'Clock High

"12 O'Clock High" tells the story of an American Bomber Group low on morale and performance after heavy losses over the skies of Germany. General Frank Savage, a desk bound staff chief, is sent to the group after the Bomber Commander is relieved of duty. At first encountering resistance, Savage eventually shows the pilots how to take pride in their unit and serve above and beyond the standards of the Army Air Corps. Written by Anthony Hughes

Monday August 22, 2011

Received a grant from the St. Louis County Port Authority Community Reinvestment Fund

Monday May 30, 2011

On the Morning Show on KTVI Fox 2 Skip Berger and Bob Winters were interviewed by John Pertzborn

February 15, 2011

We received a letter today from the VA in Washington D.C they have approved our second proposal for the WWI Memorial.

Friday November 5, 2010

The VA in Washington D.C. didn't want the Chapel at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery to become a World War One memorial so that location was rejected. A new site was chosen just a block down Truman Rd. from the Chapel. New drawings and a revised proposal were then resubmitted.

At this time it's our understanding that the proposal is again in Washington D.C in committee, which is one of the final steps.

Friday July 3, 2009

Memories Car Club had their monthly cruise at Life Christian Church, at the meeting it was decided to donate the proceeds for the 50/50 for the evening to the Lest We Forget WWI Memorial Fund. Skip Berger & Gramps setup an information area where they had flyers, posters & one of the Gold Star plaques on display.

The weather was great and there was a big crowd as always at the Memories Cruise. When the evening was over Memories Car Club Presented us with a check for $532, with the money from the donation jar we had on the table the total came to over $600.

Thanks to Memories Car Club and it's patrons for their generosity

Wednesday April 1st, 2009

KSDK News Coverage

Mike Owens from KSDK TV in St. Louis came and did a follow up story on the Gold Star disk. He talked with Ralph Wiechert and Skip Berger about the status of the project. The story was aired on the KSDK 10 o'clock news.

More Articles by Mike Owens
History Found In South St. Louis Garage
Hidden Memorials May See Sun Again
Memorial markers may get new home

Friday, February 20, 2009

Today's veterans want to honor World War I brothers in arms
by Steve Birmingham
from Suburban Journals

Skip Berger has a new mission - make sure his fellow brothers in arms are recognized forever. The commander of Rollo-Calcaterra American Legion Post 15 said he only needs one reason to make sure the 753 bronze plaques memorializing the veterans of World War I are enshrined at a place of honor - he's a veteran.Read full story

Veterans Day

Veterans Day, formerly know as Armistice Day was originally a holiday reserved for honoring World War 1 veterans and to mark the unofficial end of "The Great War." and to honor the veterans who served during World War I. The official ending of "The Great War" was the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, however, fighting end seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. [read more]

For that reason, November 11, 1918 is considered as the unofficial end of World War I. On May 13, 1938 an Act of Congress made the 11th of November in each year is a legal holiday known as Armistice Day.|Veterans Day, formerly know as Armistice Day was originally a holiday reserved for honoring World War 1 veterans and to mark the unofficial end of "The Great War." and to honor the veterans who served during World War I. The official ending of "The Great War"was the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, however, fighting end seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918 is considered as the unofficial end of World War I. On May 13, 1938 an Act of Congress made the 11th of November in each year is a legal holiday known as Armistice Day. World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Later that same year, on October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first "Veterans Day Proclamation" which stated: "In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible."