War memorial mural dedicated

The military-themed mural covers the entire east side of the Post home of VFW Post 4345 in California.

The military-themed mural covers the entire east side of the Post home of VFW Post 4345 in California. Photo by David Wilson.

In spite of a steady cold rain, dedication of the war memorial mural on the east side of the facilties of VFW Post 4345 went on mostly as planned.

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Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, Missouri Adjutant General, speaks about the military-themed mural and the support for the military by the local community at the dedication on Saturday, Dec. 3.

A sizable crowd gathered in the storm for the event which included a few words followed by a prayer of dedication by Dr. Peter Kurowski, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran, and short speeches by Dr. Don Vanderfeltz, Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, artist Dennis Holliday, Missouri Rep. Caleb Jones, VFW Post 4345 Vice-Commander John Schuster.

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Artist Dennis Holliday speaks briefly at the dedication of the military mural he painted on the side of the VFW Post 4345 facility in California.

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Missouri State Rep. Caleb Jones talks about the sacrifices represented by the mural dedicated on Saturday.

For more of this story check out the Dec. 7 issue of the California Democrat.

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