Snapshots: Commemorating American heritage

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The month of September saw multiple observances honoring our nation's heroes, sacrifices and way of life. These are just some of MDN's favorite photos from a month that captured so much spirit. Visit to view photo galleries of local events.

Commander of VFW Post 2646 Dennis Desmond stands at attention during the National POW/MIA Remembrance Day observance held Sept. 21. This was the first year area veterans groups officially commemorated the day. There are eight known POWs or MIAs from Saline County. Photo gallery:
Long-time competitor Paul Becker makes a run during the 2012 Missouri State Corn Husking Competition Saturday, Sept. 22. The octegenarian used the Missouri competition as a warm up for the event in his home state of Kansas in October. His brother, John Becker, will represent Missouri at the National Corn Husking Competition later in October. Photo gallery:
Two boys relax in the back door of the Academy Boarding House in Arrow Rock, c. 1829, and enjoy bags of popcorn while they tour the historic site with classmates. Friends of Arrow Rock hosted a children's craft festival on Thursday, Sept. 27, which brought students out in droves from schools throughout the mid-Missouri region. Photo gallery:
Teamsters move their wagons into position in preparation for the start of the 2012 Missouri State Corn Husking Competition Saturday, Sept. 22, at Saline County Fairground. Photo gallery:
Students eagerly wait in line in front of the John P. Sites House, c. 1838, as other groups tour the home. Students from across the region visited a craft festival and tour of Arrow Rock State Historic Site on Sept. 27. There, they had the opportunity to tour the village's historic buildings as well as test their skills in making apple butter, washing clothes by hand and seeing multiple demonstrations set up throughout the town. Photo gallery:
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