Southside World War II Veterans to be Honored this Canal Days
In September of 2013 as part of the Southside Reunion, the Southside Veterans Honor and Recognition Project was displayed for the first time. We are excited to announce that based upon overwhelming support, recognition, and interest we will once again have this Project on display during the Canal Celebration through August at the Rotary Park inside the Terminal on Southern Ave. The purpose of this Project is to honor and recognize all who served in our Armed Forces from the Southside, with special attention to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The organizers and each person who contributed to the Project agreed it was a privilege to honor and preserve this history through stories, letters, and photos of each of the Veterans who sacrificed to help preserve our freedom. They turned their attention to collecting and preserving the “living history” (which provides the story behind these valiant men and women) before it may be too late. Through the eyes of remembrances of family, friends, classmates and others we may each come to know something about each of these individuals and the special traits they possessed that may have held so much potential, and that was cut short before it could blossom and add unknown qualities to our city and to our community. We can never know how their loss has affected us, but we can honor and respect their memory and their sacrifice.
Please join us and continue this project for all of Little Falls Veterans, especially the WWII 45 who made the ultimate sacrifice, and provide us the photos, letters, stories, etc. so we preserve for history their service and their life in Little Falls. We welcome your participation.
You may contact us through any of the following:
Gary T. Staffo Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6226 Garden Road Phone: 202-586-9577
Springfield, VA 22152-1504
Lest They Not Be Forgotten – Forty-Five Lives
Over 1700 citizens of Little Falls answered the call to service during WWII. Inside the entrance to the Little Falls City Hall is a Memorial Plaque with the names of 45 citizens of Little Falls who made the supreme sacrifice serving our country in World War II to help secure our freedom.
Now as the WWII Veterans are all almost gone, it is our turn to make a special effort to reach out to all who may have known of these forty five and preserve their history.
Please take a few minutes to look at each of the names of the veterans listed below and if you can personally contribute a remembrance please do so, or if you know others who may have known these individuals as classmates, family, friends, teammates, comrades, etc. please pass this request along.
Vernon N. Bailey Marcus J. Benedict
Thomas Bonaros William B. Cheney
Philip C. Cone John J. Crimmins
Anthony Cvitan Frank J. DeDomenick
Robert T. Edick Louis J. Ehlinger
William J. Farrell Edward B. Feldmeir
Charles G. Gabrovsek James A. Harter
Nellis C. Heath Eugene J. Hooks
Nellis F. Jones Robert N. Kenna
Raymond Krawecki Paul M. Kuric
John J. Laur Francis E. McDonald
Gertrude Meade Richard T. Metz
Chester Mikus Joseph F. Milin
Charles G. Mosher Fred Mutchler
Vernon A. Nightingale Kenneth O’Brien
Frank R. Peckay Albert Polidori
Stephan Remias David J. Roche
Christian J. Rothmyer Edgar V. Ruby
Philip Seifried Walter D. Sheehan
Philip B. Spine John Charles Staffo
Steve Stefula John J. Tomei
Fiorello Verri Edward Wroeblewski
Michael V. Zeman