Friday, November 14, 2014

Veterans Day Photos from Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

This Veterans Day, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois was honored be a part of a special event at the Saint Louis Science Center, in connection to their Omnimax film D:Day: Normandy 1944.
GSSI Girl Scouts conducted opening and closing flag ceremonies, as well as led the crowd in singing "God Bless America." 

Girls were also honored to meet several U.S. Veterans, including Pearl G. Kramer, who was a WAVE specialist, Supervisor 1st Class during World War II. WAVES were a female division of the U.S. Navy and had an important role in the permanent inclusion of women in the U.S. armed services starting in 1948.

These are just a few of the Girl Scout troops who participated in Veterans Day activities.  We appreciate the Girl Scouts showing support all over southern Illinois!

Girl Scouts at the O'Fallon Veterans Day Parade
Girl Scouts at the Olney Girl Scout Parade

Anna-JonesboroTroop #8597 and #8492 met
Retired Navy Vice Admiral Nancy Brown, who was also a Girl Scout Alumna
Girl Scouts marching in the Jerseyville Veterans Day parade