10:31 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Flag Day: Oh, say, what do you see?

In honor of Flag Day (or Flag Week, as the link from NPR below points out) we want to know, what do you think when you see the Stars and Stripes? Reply on Twitter at #flagdaystl.
June 14 is the day chosen by Congress in 1949 as Flag Day in the U.S., an action officially signed into law by President Harry Truman. But it's not just a single day - the observance lasts for a week.
Morning round-up
9:26 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

Mo. auditor's office to release review of Kinder expenses

The Missouri auditor's office is releasing its review of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's travel expenses .

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Cherokee Street Flag Contest
1:03 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Cherokee Street flag contest announced

A view of the Cherokee-Lemp Historic District, part of the St. Louis community seeking a new flag.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

The artistic community of St. Louis' Cherokee Street is looking for someone creative to put their own mark on the area. Via the Cherokee Street News, the Cherokee Station Business Association has announced a "Cherokee Street Flag Contest."

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WWI Veteran
4:05 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Flags lowered in Mo. for WWI veteran

Frank Woodruff Buckles, age 16, U.S. Regular Army, First Ft. Riley Casual Detachment of 102 men. Flags will be lowered in select locations of Mo. until March 8, 2011 to honor Buckles, who died Sunday. (via Wikimedia Commons/ U.S. Library of Congress)

Flags are being lowered in Missouri for the last surviving American to serve in World War I.

Missouri native Frank Buckles died Sunday at the age of 110 at his farm in West Virginia. He was born in the Harrison County town of Bethany and also lived as a child in Vernon County.

Buckles lied about his age to enlist in the Army and served during the war in England and France.

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