Southeast Missouri State University Dedicates Veterans Plaza on Campus

Sep 28, 2020
Ramond Buck, Southeast Arrow

A crowd gathered Friday, Sep. 25, between Academic and Memorial Hall to dedicate the newly finished Veterans Plaza and witness the first flag-raising ceremony in honor of the military service of Southeast veterans.    

“It is very emotional for many people because many of them were veterans themselves,” University President Carlos Vargas said. “So it becomes emotional, and I think that’s one of the strongest characteristics of today’s event.”  


Former Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander is the latest guest on Politically Speaking, where he talked about his efforts with the Veterans Community Project to end homelessness among veterans.

Kander joined St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum for a special edition of the podcast that was livestreamed on Twitch. Kander also discussed national efforts to make it easier to vote from home and protests decrying police killing Black people.

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The Missouri General Assembly and the Missouri Veterans Commission honored Vietnam vets across the state of Missouri in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday.

The ceremony commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, and invited veterans who served between 1955 and 1975.

Representative Allen Andrews led efforts to organize the ceremony and said that the state legislature has not forgotten about Vietnam vets.

This past June, 33 Veterans Court Technology Clinic students and supporters watched as seven of their colleagues took part in the clinic’s first formal graduation ceremony. The clinic is part of a special drug court in St. Louis that provides an alternative to incarceration for veterans. It provides job skills for participants in the program.

Back From War, On To The farm

Feb 25, 2015
Abby Wendle / Harvest Public Media

Sara Creech has grown dependent on farming. She started out planting an orchard of fruit trees - apples, peaches, cherries and pears. She added berry bushes and rows of vegetables.

And then she bought her first chickens.

“A lot of people call chickens the gateway animal,” she said. “Like once you have a chicken on the farm, then you end up getting sheep on the farm, and then you end up getting horses, and cows, and then it just explodes from there.”