Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard Photo Gallery
National Medal of Honor Day Ceremony Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Thomas Toohey Mount Washington Cemetery Independence, Missouri Monday, 27 May 2013
The MOSSAR Color Guard, along with other local heredity groups including the Captain Daniel Morgan Boone Chapter,Society of the War of 1812; Westport Camp #64, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Corps of Discovery Children of the American Revolution and VFW Post 1738 from Independence, MO, conducted a recognition ceremony for a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, Sergeant Thomas Toohey, buried at Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Missouri. Sergeant Thomas Toohey, Company F, 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, received the Medal of Honor on 12 March 1917 for gallantry in action on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company F, 24th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Franklin, Tennessee. Sergeant Toohey voluntarily assisting in working guns of battery near right of the regiment after nearly every man had left them, the fire of the enemy being hotter at this than at any other point on the line.
National Medal of Honor Day is held on March 25th of each year. Due to a late winter storm, this forced the postponement of this ceremony, which was rescheduled for Memorial Day 2013. National Medal of Honor Day honors the 3,454 men and women whose service and sacrifices were recognized with the nationís highest medal, the Medal of Honor. Awarded since the Civil War, there are 34 deceased recipients buried in the greater Kansas City area.
The ceremony to honor Sergeant Thomas Toohey was held at 2:30 pm, Monday, 27 May 2013 at his gravesite located in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri. A Proclamation signed by Independence Mayor Don Reimal, during a recognition ceremony for Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, Sergeant Thomas Toohey, buried at Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri.
Left photo: Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander, Compatriot Russell DeVenney, Compatriot Fred Kaffenberger, Compatriot Roy Hutchinson, and Compatriot Richard A. Mathews. (Not in photo: Compatriot Bob Corum, Compatriot Al Paris, and Compatriot James L. Scott).
Center photo: Memorial Marker for Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Thomas Toohey.
Right photo (L - R): Loretta Paris, (Adam Yeager DAR Chapter), Compatriot Al Paris, Compatriot Bob Corum, Compatriot Fred Kaffenberger, Compatriot Richard A. Mathews, Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander, Compatriot Roy Hutchinson, Compatriot James L. Scott,
and Compatriot Russell DeVenney.