Freedom Wall - Home of the Brave

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

Since that time, Veterans Day has become a time our country and our community sets aside to honor all of our veterans, whether they served at the Battle of the Bulge, Inchon, the Mekong Delta or Helmand Province, or kept us safe during times of peace.

In honor of our local veterans and in preparation for the City of Paso Robles’ quasquicentennial celebration, FlamsonMiddle School is updating our Freedom Wall. The Freedom Wall includes the Exchange Clubs Freedom Shrine, which is an impressive, permanently mounted collection of 30 of the most important and historic American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Gettysburg Address. They show our nation's youth the strength and courage of their forefathers by allowing them to read, with their own eyes, the immortal words of inspired Americans who so decisively changed the course of history. The Home of the Brave section is dedicated to past members of the United States Armed Forces and those currently serving.

On November 11, 2014, during the year long celebration of Paso Robles’ 125th Anniversary, a tribute to the Roblans who paid the ultimate price of freedom will be dedicated. Flamson Middle School is looking for pictures, ranks, and other information for the following individuals:
Thomas A. Calvert
William O. Cottle
Joseph G. Crettol
Raymond O. Dauth
Raymond J. Farnell, Jr.
Roy A. Gruwell, Jr.
Lester W. Hambly
Richard E. Harris
Edward R. Johnson
Dale C. Jones
Troy C. Lancaster
Richard M. Ojeda
Louis F. Patriquin
James L. Pearson
Peter E. Pesenti
George M. Quintana
Robert L. Rogers
Benjamin F. Sauret
Don Smith
Donald F. Steiner
Lee E. Tucker
Abraham L. Van Horn
Wylie Wolfe

Information can be sent to the school P.O.Box 7010, Paso Robles, CA 93447 or by email to ejmiller@pasoschools.org.