To Date the Patriots Project Group has:
Care Packages for Deployed Troops
The CAHS Patriots is a volunteer group, founded by Connellsville High School teacher Linda Shearer in March 2003. The group is comprised of students, educators, parents and community members and emphasizes promoting patriotism throughout the school and community while showing their support by sending care packages to deployed servicemen/women. To date, CAHS Patriots have shipped 11,933 packages to our deployed troops.
To volunteer or provide a monetary donation, please contact us.
If you would like to donate items, please click here for a list of preferred items for the Care Packages for deployed troops.
Wreaths Across America
Connellsville will be participating in Wreaths Across America again this year. This is our 12th year participating in this event. Wreaths are $15.00 each and will be placed in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville on December 19th. Wreath forms are attached for your convenience. All orders are due by November 20th and should be mailed to CAHS Patriots, Inc. 304 Stadium Road, Connellsville, PA 15425-1964.
Information regarding the trip on the 19th will be provided to those who are interested in going. Please contact me personally.
Veterans Monument Honors CAHS Graduates
In November, 2007 the CAHS Patriots renovated the existing Veterans' Memorial in front of the high school. Students at the Career and Technical Center cleaned and repointed the structure. Local contributors paid for the landscaping, paving, flagpoles and three bronze plaques honoring three CAHS grades who gave their lives while serving this nation. EM Timothy Bollibon of the class of 1986 gave his life during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. GM3 Heath Stillwagon of the class of 1987 gave his life aboard the USS Iowa in 1989. PFC Shelby Feniello of the class of 1999 gave his life during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Four bronze plaques were added in November, 2008 for Vietnam veterans: SGT Earl D. Barkley of class of 1968 gave his live during Vietnam Conflict in 1971. SP4 Francis Addis of the class of 1968 gave his life during the Vietnam Conflict in 1970. PFC Lawrence Eans of the class of 1967 gave his live during the Vietnam Conflict in 1968. SN Robert “Jumbo” Miller of the class of 1968 died in 1969 while assigned to the USS Forrestal. SPC William Cable of the class of 1994 gave his life while in service during the Global War on Terror in 2008.
Click here to visit the electronic memorial's website and read about the veterans of the Connellsville area.