Jefferson Davis is a longtime resident of Menomonee Falls. He is the proud parent of two wonderful boys. He enjoys singing, volunteering, reading, gardening, politics, antiques, history, guitar, violin, piano, officiating, helping neighbors and yard work. He served as Village President of Menomonee Falls from 2003-05. He is a member of Northbrook Church and serves on the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center. He is an independent registered representative practicing in the areas of insurance, investments and retirement.
America has so much to be thankful for in honor of all Veterans who served our wonderful country throughout the course of time with pride, humility and sacrifice to protect the dream of our forefathers to preserve our constitution and freedom.
Unfortunately, too many of our current progressive leaders don't feel that way and will do anything they can to dumb down America out of guilt and redistribution to put us on a level playing field with all countries.
The Elections of a week ago hopefully sent a message to these progressives and RINOS(Republicans In Name Only) that America is special, unique and one of a kind.
Her best days are ahead.
The Vanguard is very familiar with many school districts throughout the state whom have built into their curriculum Veteran Programs for school children of all grade levels to show honor, respect and remembrance for all Veterans.
Menomonee Falls has an excellent program every November 11th at 9:00 A.M. that honors local Veterans.
This year's program is going to be held on Thursday, November 11th, 9:00 A.M. at North Middle School.
A beautiful program of music, tributes and lunch is included for all of those who care to attend.
Be sure to proudly fly the flag on November 11th!
The Vanguard was forwarded the attached experience of how a small village in the Czech Republic remembers Americans whom provided them with freedom during World War II.
This is a very moving presentation.
May we always remember and pay the proper honor and respect that all of our Veterans so richly deserve!
Have you ever wondered if anyone in Europe remembers America 's sacrifice in World War II? There is an answer in a small town in the . The town is called Pilsen ( ).
Every 5 years, Pilsen conducts the Liberation Celebration of the City of Pilsen in the Czech Republic. May 6th, 2010, marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by General George Patton's 3rd Army. Pilsen is the town that every American should visit. Because they love America and the American Soldier...
Even 65 years later... by the thousands,
The citizens of Pilsen came to say thank you.
Lining the streets of Pilsen for miles –
From the large crowds,
to quiet reflective moments,
including this American family's private time to honor and remember their American hero.
This is the crash site of Lt. Virgil P. Kirkham, the last recorded American USAAF pilot killed in Europe during . It was Lt. Kirkham's 82nd mission and one that he volunteered to go on. At the time, this 20-year-old pilot's P-47 Thunderbolt plane was shot down, a young 14-year-old Czech girl, Zdenka Sladkova, was so moved by his sacrifice she made a vow to care for him and his memory. For 65 straight years, Zdenka, now 79-years-old, took on the responsibility to care for Virgil's crash site and memorial near her home.
On May 4th, she was recognized by the Mayor of Zdenka's home town of Trhanova , Czech Republic, for her sacrifice and extraordinary effort to honor this American hero.
Another chapter in this important story... the Czech people are teaching their children about America's sacrifice for their freedom.
American Soldiers, young and old, are the ''Rock Stars'' these children and their parents want autographs from.
Yes, Rock Stars! As they patiently waited for his autograph, the respect this little Czech boy and his father have for our troops serving today was heartwarming and inspirational.
The Brian LaViolette Foundation established The Scholarship of Honor in tribute to American Soldier, past and present. and the
Each year, a different military hero will be honored in tribute to General Patton's memory and their mission to liberate Europe. This award will be presented to a graduating senior who will be entering the military or a form of community service such as fireman, policeman, teaching or nursing -- a cause greater than self. The student will be from 1 of the 5 high schools in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
The first award will be presented in in honor of Lt. Virgil Kirkham, that young 20-year-old P-47 pilot killed 65 years ago in the final days of WWII.
Presenting Virgil's award will be someone who knows the true meaning of service and sacrifice... someone who looks a lot like Virgil. Marion Kirkham, Virgil's brother, who himself served during WWII in the !!!
In closing... Here is what the city of Pilsen thinks of General Patton's grandson. George Patton Waters (another Rock Star!) we're proud to say, serves on Brian's Foundation board.
And it's front page news over there… not buried in the middle of the social section.
Miroslav Zizka – 1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Ministry of Defense, Czech .
Notice the flags?
If only towns and communities throughout America would honor, respect and remember all of our Veterans the way the citizens of Pilsen do in the Czech Republic.
May God Bless all Veterans throughout the year!
Here is the same presentation to music...