“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate
our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou
“A Tribute to Our Hereos” will help us honor Atchison County Veterans, but we need everyone’s help. Anyone with information is welcome to contribute to the booklet.
Atchison County citizens have been working for years to compile a complete listing of the service men and women of Atchison County, Missouri. “A Tribute to Our Heroes” will be published this year in honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Currently, there is a database with over 3,000 names, but the public’s assistance is needed to collect as many names as possible. A special thank you is in order to Ronnie Bradley of Rock Port, and Sherry Adams, from Fairfax, for being passionate about this project.
Anyone is welcome to submit information about any veteran from Atchison County to complete the list.
It is the hope of the organizers that this booklet will be published in time to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 2018. In order to make this deadline, submissions need to be sent by September 30, 2018.
Send the veteran’s name, photo, branch of service, rank and the war(s) they served in to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line, Veterans Book.
This project includes veterans who served in the Civil War to present time.
To check if yourself or a veteran you know is in the booklet already, please call The Atchison County Mail at 660-744-6245.