John Weant receives State Americanism Award
John Weant was awarded the Americanism Award from the Marine Coprs League, Department of Missouri. The Americanism Award is based upon an Individuals devotion to duty within the Marine Corps League, efforts that they put forth to the achievement of the Marine Corps League Goals. It also recognized the personal eforts that the individual puts forth to promote good will and assistance to individuals in their personal and public life without expecting to gain fame and fortune by their efforts. It recognizes selfsacrifice at directing benefits toward others. It especially recognizes the efforts as they make impacts on others at both the local and national level thru their sacrifical efforts whenever that happens.
John was the Chairman of the First Moberly Veterans Day Parade in November 2005, a very successful event with over 80 entries and a program held afterwards at the Municipal Auditorium. This year he is the Cochairman of the Veterans Day Parade coming up on November 11, 2006. He is the Senior Vice-Commandant of the Mizzou Marine Corps League Detachment #828, P.O. Box 1371, Columbia, MO 65205, www.mizzou.marines.missouri.org. Also, the editor of the Mizzou Marine newsletter. John is the president and co-founder of the Marine Graduation Foundation. A foundation that assists parents of new Marines attend their sons or daughters Marine bootcamp graduation. See their website www.usmcgrad.org.
A St. Joseph Marine mom helps link people around the country
Sgt. John Silwanus, 9th Marine Corps District, RS St. Louis
Major Payne, left, Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station, 9th district, present John Weant, Moberly, a Citizen Recognition Program Certificate and a challenge coin from the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James T. Conway. The recognition, presented during a ceremony May 10 at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, acknowledges Weant's time and contributions in support of the 2007 Marine Corps' recruiting mission.