• Navy veteran fired for posting Homeland Security vehicles on Facebook

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – A Facebooking employee of Chesterfield’s Drury Plaza Hotel is out of a job after curiosity over dozens of Homeland Security vehicles in the hotel garage got the best of him. His photos on social media got him fired. Mark Paffrath saw the collection of vehicles last Thursday, and it certainly got […]

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    Paraplegic veteran surprises bride with wheelchair-free dance

    FISHERS, IN (KTVI)- Sgt. Joe Johnson, who served in Afghanistan, pulled off a wedding surprise his wife, Michelle, will never forget. He joined her for their first dance without a wheelchair! According to WXIN, Joe, 27, suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident shortly after returning from overseas. He suffered from post-traumatic stress […]

  • Blues honor veterans before game with Buffalo Sabres

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – 92-year-old World War II vet Charlie Rohde had the honor of representing all our military veterans Tuesday night at the Blues game in downtown St. Louis. Fans packed the Scottrade Center for a night they will never forget, at least not for this World War II vet. Rhode, who was awarded […]

  • Applebee’s honors veterans and active military for Veterans Day

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It’s a multi-generational get together at this makeshift mess hall inside the Shiloh, Illinois Applebee`s. ‘Well I was 18 when I went in the service and that was about three months before Pearl Harbor,’ says Walter Lane, Retired Navy Veteran. Walter Lane recounted his days on-board the battleship Maryland to some […]

  • Blues Elliott Veteran's Day Goalie Mask 2014

    Blues goalie to don special Veteran’s Day mask, presented by WWII vet

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Blues five-game home-stand continues Tuesday when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Scottrade Center at 7:00pm. On this  Veterans Day, goalie Brian Elliott will wear a special mask. It was delivered after practice Monday by 92-year-old Charles Rohde.  The World War II Veteran was at Normandy on D-Day. The […]

  • 1111 Mississippi celebrates 11th year and Veterans Day

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Eleven Eleven Mississippi will celebrate their 11th anniversary on November 11. They also invite military service men and women to celebrate veterans day at the Lafayette Park restaurant. Eleven Eleven is offering a list of specials: Veterans will receive a FREE gooey butter cake dessert $11.11 Two Course Lunch Special […]

  • World War II veterans depart in final 2014 honor flight from Lambert

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Nearly two dozen St. Louis area veterans are on a very special trip on this Veterans Day. They are going to Washington DC Tuesday Morning on board the latest honor flight to leave Lambert Airport. These are really amazing men and women who served our country during World War II. […]

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    VA chief announces restructuring, firings

    WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Veterans Affairs announced Monday a massive restructuring of the department in the wake of a scandal that left more than a hundred thousand veterans waiting for health care. VA Secretary Robert McDonald, who took over the agency three months ago after his predecessor Eric Shinseki resigned, said at least 35 […]

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    Deals and freebies for Veterans’ Day

    This Veterans’ Day, be sure not to miss out on the great deals and free meals for active, inactive, and retired military personnel! Here’s a few of your favorite eateries and shops offering deals to our men & women of service as a “Thank You.” Note: Store locations can often opt out of special promotions. […]

  • 100 military brides to walk away with free wedding dresses

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  St. Louis` Best Bridal, in conjunction with the Wedding Gallery, will be giving away 100 bridal gowns to veterans and service member brides-to-be Tuesday, Veterans Day, beginning at 6am. Brides must preregister: The Wedding Gallery 4164 Chippewa St St. Louis, MO 63116 (314) 219-8700

  • Getting in shape for Veterans Day with Lori Patterson

    (KTVI)- Lori Patterson is more than just the owner of Bootcamp Challenge. As an E4 Specialist in the United States Army, she served from 1985 – 1988. She was stationed in Kaiserlautern, Germany. She worked under the the Battalion Commander and led the physical training program for her battalion. She shares her passion for her […]

  • Veterans Day parade held downtown

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Veterans Day isn’t until Tuesday, but the 31st annual Veterans Day parade took place in downtown St. Louis Saturday morning. An Air Force band was on hand to perform, along with military combat equipment on display. New to this year’s event, actors were on hand representing all the eras of history […]