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A Memorial Day Honor For One of Our Own

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As many of you may know, Southwest Airlines partnered with the Center for Citizen Leadership last November to endow two Fellowships in honor of two Southwest Employees who gave their lives in the current war-- Sergeant Charles B. Kitowski III, U.S. Army and Sergeant First Class Michael T. Fuga, Army National Guard.


This Memorial Day, the Center for Citizen Leadership (CCL) has planned service events to honor Charles Kitowski. The CCL’s newsletter states: “There is no more appropriate time than Memorial Day to honor those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.  And we believe there is no more appropriate way to honor someone than to live their beliefs. Sergeant Charles Kitowski believed in service.  And we want to honor his life with service as well.”


Charles was an outstanding volunteer for Meals on Wheels before he lost his life in Afghanistan. The Center for Citizen Leadership has planned Meals on Wheels Volunteer events all weekend in honor of Charles. If you’re in the area, please head to these events to join in remembering the lives of the service men and women.


May 21st -

  • St. Louis - Saint Louis Area Agency on Aging - 634 N. Grand Blvd 63103
  • Fort Worth - Meals on Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County - 320 South Freeway 76104


May 25th - 10am to 12:30

  • Alexandria/DC Metro - Senior Services of Alexandria, Meals on Wheels - 210 S Union St. 22314


May 23rd - 8am to 12:00

  • Salute the Troops Run in St. Louis' Tower Grove Park.  See flyer for details.


May 25th - Memorial Day - 10am to 12:00

  • St Louis Soldiers Memorial Beautification: bring your tools for planting, raking, and general beautification of this historic museum and its grounds - 1315 Chestnut 63103 –

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I knew Charles. He was a truly generous and caring person. What a great way to honor his service to our nation, and his memory. Thank you.