On Oct. 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., just before the start of the football game against Pattonville, precious moments were witnessed as those who have served our country and our community in the military or as first responders were honored and remembered during an evening ceremony at the new Ladue Horton Watkins High School stadium. As the Ladue School District is located within three municipalities: The City of Creve Coeur, the City of Ladue and the City of Olivette, representatives of the police and fire departments from these communities stood on the field of the new stadium and were honored. Guests for the event included:
- From the City of Ladue, Chief of Police Ken Andreski, Fire Chief Steven Lynn, and our own Student Resource Officer Rick Ramirez.
- From Creve Coeur, Sgt. Jason Courson and Officer Scott Worth of the Creve Coeur police department
- And, from the City of Olivette, Chief of Police David Wolf, Major Beth Andreski, also with the City of Olivette Police Department, and City of Olivette Mayor Missy Waldman
Dr. Wipke spoke on behalf of the Ladue Schools community to thank these men and women who work to protect us every day.
Additionally, the evening recognized the veterans memorial to Ladue Schools alumni who have died in active military duty. The Carl Meier Veterans Memorial, given by the class of ‘63, contains the names of alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice. The memorial was rededicated to its new place of honor in McKenna Plaza.