28th Annual SCHS Memorial Day Service

28th Annual Sappington-Concord Historical Society Memorial Day Service
On the Green at St Lucas UCC church – 11735 Denny Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126
Starts promptly at 9:00 am, bring a lawn chair, water is provided. 



Boeing Stearman
Photo from: http://eaavintage.org/rare-aircraft-ltd-acquires-air-repair/


The program includes:

Rev. Brad Urban, Prince of Peace UCC – Invocation and Benediction 

LTC Rhonda Evenson – Distinguished Guest Speaker

Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band

Ms. Lauren Hoggatt – Vocalist

St. Louis Marine Corps League – Honor Guard

Vintage Stearman Biplane Flyover

Patriot Guard Riders – Honoring the Fallen

Last Roll Call 

Mount Pleasant Pigeon Club – Doves of Peace

Eagle Display “Liberty” by the World Bird Sanctuary

Moolah Drum Corps – Echo Taps

Ms. Violet Brooks – POW-MIA

Laying of the Memorial Wreath

CW5 Randy Ottinger (Retired) – Master of Ceremony

About Distinguished Guest Speaker, Rhonda Evenson

Rhonda Evenson, Lieutenant Colonel, Logistics, Retired, US Army, Minnesota Army National Guard

LTC Evenson completed a combat tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 and 2007 as a Battalion Operations Officer near Nasiriyah Iraq where she was responsible for the security and safety of a Joint Operations Area which included two Joint Force Bases with 12,000 international military and civilian personnel.

She retired in March 2013 with 31 years of service which encompassed Active Duty, traditional (weekend) National Guard Duty, and full-time employment with the Minnesota National Guard as an officer supporting operations, logistics, administration, planning, and mobilization.

Her medals and awards include a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation and Army Achievement Medals, and other traditional service medals.  She also was awarded the Minnesota Sate Active Duty Medal four times in support of her state and local mission.

Lieutenant Colonel Evenson’s military education included Officer Candidate School, Quartermaster Officer Basic and Transportation Officer Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services School, and Command and General Staff College.

Rhonda’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Public Administration with as specialization in Human Resource Development.  

Rhonda currently works for the Veterans Health Administration on the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center Campus as an Education Analyst and is married with two children and resides in Oakville.