Silver Star Service Banner Day 2022

Silver Star Service Banner Day 2022

On May 1, Silver Star Service Banner Day, we recognize those who have served our nation gallantly and remember the sacrifices of our wounded and ill veterans.

The Silver Star is the third-highest military decoration for valor in combat. The Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery is the final resting place of many Silver Star recipients, including the five veterans listed below.

Brig. Gen. William Dorrance Beach, Col. Homer Price Dittemore, 1Lt. Lester Allen Rogers, Maj. Clovis Dee Heard, and Sgt. Donald Ralph Walters are five of the many Silver Star recipients interred at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Sergeant Donald Ralph Walters
Global War on Terror, Silver Star awarded 2003

First Lieutenant Lester Allen Rogers
Vietnam War, Silver Star awarded 1966

Colonel Homer Price Dittemore
World War II, Silver Star awarded 1945

Major Clovis Dee Heard
World War II, Silver Star awarded 1944

Brigadier General William Dorrance Beach
Spanish-American War, Two Silver Stars awarded 1898

You can honor these and other veterans with a wreath of remembrance this holiday season. By sponsoring wreaths through the CGSC Foundation and Wreaths Across America, you ensure that the service and sacrifice of these veterans are not forgotten.

The CGSC Foundation has partnered with Wreaths Across America for several years. Together with other local Wreaths Across America groups, the Foundation’s goal is to place a wreath of remembrance at every Veteran’s grave at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. This year the Foundation has been assigned the 981 graves in Section B of the cemetery.

To sponsor wreaths or learn more about the CGSC Foundation’s Wreaths Across America efforts, follow the links below. Contact the CGSC Foundation with any questions – or 913.651.0624.

Learn more about the CGSC Foundation’s Wreaths Across American campaign using the links below.
CGSC Foundation Wreath Sponsorship Page, Wreaths Across America
Foundation honors veterans on Wreaths Across America Day 2021, CGSC Foundation

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