WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Four years ago, two Shelby High School alumni met to catch up - and ended up forming an idea to pay tribute to every SHS graduate who ever served in the U.S. Military. }}" />

   
 
 
Veterans' Roll Call Celebrates Shelby Warriors

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/17/2014

Four years ago, two Shelby High School alumni met to catch up - and ended up forming an idea to pay tribute to every SHS graduate who ever served in the U.S. Military. These two alumni, Mike Johnson and Gary Seals, ended up getting a memorial displayed in Shelby High School's hallway for everyone to see, listing over 1,360 names - and there's more names to be added to it.

"We felt that public recognition of all of our veterans throughout the years was overdue," Johnson said. "Gary and I invested countless hours collecting the names, the graduation years, and the branches of service for this."

Johnson also cites Shelby High School principal John Gies as a key contributor to the project. The memorial measures fourteen feet long and eight feet high, big enough to incorporate more names later on.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Madison Township family made it safely out of their burning home Sunday morning, but the family cat may have died in the fire. Full Story
Image1 The 26th Annual Ashland Future Farmers of America Alumni Farm Toy Show featured dozens of vendors on Sunday at Ashland High School. Full Story
 
Image1 Richland Public Health continues its Christmas tradition of raising money for a local charitable organization. Full Story
Image1 Mansfield Police warn residents and businesses about a water bill scam. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Mansfield Police Warns Of Overdue Water Bill Scam

Ontario Police Collect Toys for Tots

Family Holiday Program Lets RiCI Inmates Visit with Family

Kingwood Center Shows a bit of Christmas Spirit

Mansfield hotels offering free rooms on Christmas Eve

More News