Salute to Service Ceremony Wednesday

About 40 graduating seniors from Waynesville, St. Robert, Fort Leonard Wood, and other high schools in the region will be honored this week for their decision to enlist in a military branch of service. The annual event, which is called “Salute to Service, is scheduled to be held Wednesday evening at 6 o’ clock in the Waynesville High School gymnasium. Keynote speakers will include Rick Morris, who is a civilian advisor to the Secretary of the Army; Dr. Margie VanDeeven, the retiring Director of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; and the Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, Major General Christopher Beck. The public is invited to attend. Any graduating senior, who plans to enlist in the military but hasn’t sign up yet can still do so. E-mail [email protected], or call 573-842-2040.