Thursday, December 13, 2012
The teams held a special pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
The Academy of Holy Angels tennis teams raised $1,500 to benefit Richfield's Honoring All Veterans Memorial (HAVM) through a pancake breakfast on Veterans Day 2012. In the photo above, Steve Werle (middle), teacher and tennis coach at the Academy of Holy Angels, presents a check to Len Gudmunson (left), Honoring All Veterans Memorial chair. The funds will benefit the HAVM construction fund and the Sponsor-A-Vet program, which alleviates the cost of an engraving for veterans' families. Pictured right is HAVM Board Member Howie Hilton.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Holy Angels tennis team and the school's food vendor volunteered to help the cause.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Holy Angels tennis team is sponsoring a pancake breakfast on Veteran's Day.
Members of the Academy of Holy Angels tennis team and the school’s food service vendor, Taher, Inc., are teaming up to sponsor a pancake breakfast to raise funds for Richfield's Honoring All Veterans Memorial. The breakfast will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 at Holy Angels. The event has been dubbed "Net Gain—Serving It Up For Those Who Serve." “The men and women who fought to protect us and preserve the notion that mankind was meant to be free are much on our minds as Veterans Day approaches,” Steve Werle, Holy Angels social studies teacher and tennis coach, said in a release. “And our tennis team members and their families have chosen this project to honor them and to raise some funds for a lasting memorial.” …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Jake Rappe was the featured speaker at the Memorial Day celebration at Veterans Memorial Park.
If you weren't able to make it to the Memorial Day celebration and ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, you missed Richfield native and Iraq War vet Jake Rappe talking about the importance having gratitude plays in all our lives. The following is a copy of the speech he gave: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for attending today’s ceremony. Members of the Honoring All Veterans Memorial Committee, thank you for the honor of inviting me to speak today. “Our gratitude can find no more perfect expression than to bulwark with loyalty and patriotism those principles for which the free peoples of the earth fought and died.” — Woodrow Wilson. It is gratitude that I wish to talk about today. Whether a volunteer or a draftee, the …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Get in the Memorial Day spirit by supporting the local Honoring All Veterans Memorial, its organization and recognizing vets. Details here.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Richfield’s Jim Topitzhofer presents elaborate plans for the Honoring All Veterans Memorial site.
With the fifth tablet unveiled Memorial Day 2011, the committee behind Richfield’s Honoring All Veterans Memorial are looking ahead—very far ahead. Far enough to envision 60 tablets on site. The memorial, which is rightly located at Veterans Memorial Park, is dedicated to veterans of all six branches of the armed forces. Any who wish, can purchase a name engraving on a tablet to be displayed to all who visit. A volunteer architect put together an elaborate final plan, which would reshape the current tablet and statue site into a large teardrop and, in addition to eventually being home to 60 tablets, add six columns—representing all branches of the military with their respective crests and hymns engraved. The goal of the proposed final plan…
Monday, May 30, 2011
Veterans and residents gather to see the unveiling of the fifth engraved tablet at Veterans Memorial Park Monday afternoon.
While the threat of bad weather was looming, veterans and community members gathered at Veterans Memorial Park Monday afternoon to see the unveiling of the fifth engraved Honoring All Veterans Memorial tablet. Pastor Tom Zarth, of Oak Grove Lutheran Church, gave an invocation and the national anthem was sang by the Four Fellows Quartet, who are all from Richfield to kick off the ceremony. The event also featured guest speaker Dr. Agnes Danzl, an educator and a World War II veteran, who shared stories of learning to fly at a young age.
A barbecue and picnic was held Monday to raise money for the Honoring All Veterans Memorial.
Handfuls of community members gathered at a fundraising picnic at Village Shores Senior Community Monday to raise funds for the Honoring All Veterans Memorial. The lunch featured barbecue beef sliders, bratwurst and other summer-like treats. In addition, a ceremony to unveil the fifth engraved tablet for the memorial took place at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Stay tuned for photos of the unveiling.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The city will be unveiling the fifth engraved tablet at the All Veteran's Memorial site on Memorial Day 2011.
The fifth engraved Honoring All Veteran's Memorial tablet featuring Richfield veterans' names will unveiled at a ceremony at 2 p.m. Monday. A ceremony will be held to provide the people with the opportunity to pay tribute to veterans. Dr. Anges Danzl, educator and WWII veteran WASP, will speak at the event and the Four Fellows Quartet will perform several patriotic songs. In addition, prior to the ceremony, a fundraising picnic is being provided by Village Shores Senior Community from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in its cafeteria, featuring hickory smoked beef sliders and bratwurst. Parking is available in the Market Plaza parking lot by Champps. For more information, contact John Evans at 612-861-9395.