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Gloria Was Played the Night History Was Made

By Ali McClung, TMC Staff

Thursday, June 13, I woke up, groggy and exhausted, convinced the history I witnessed the night before was a dream. I reached for my phone and quickly realized that it was not a dream, I don’t even think I could have dreamt up something as miraculous as the St. Louis Blues bringing the cup home.

As a born and raised St. Louisan I have been lucky enough to see my fair share of playoff runs and championships with …

Celebrating Partnerships at the St. Louis Summer Service Slam

We teamed up with The Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and The Boeing Company to make a difference in the lives of Missouri youth through the Missouri Division of Youth Services. This is a true testament to the power of partnerships. Check out the video!


Read more about this year’s Summer Service Slam projects throughout the country and in the west.…

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

July 5, 2018
Shannon Thompson, Platoon Leadership Team

There’s this saying my father, a US Navy veteran, said to me as a child: “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” I live by this saying. It’s what motivated me to enlist in the military at the age of 17 to earn a college education, and it’s what inspired me to see what else I was capable of after completing 12 years as an airman.

It’s what inspired me …

Stepping Up to the Plate: Breaking Records in Baseball

May 19, 2017

On May 26-29th, two teams of amateur baseball players, including military veterans, will gather in the St. Louis, MO area in an attempt to break the world record of the “Longest Marathon Baseball Game” ever played. The game is being held in support of The Mission Continues in order to raise awareness for veterans. We empower veterans to reintegrate into civilian life through community service, and are excited about this opportunity to share our message with the greater population. The

Making a Mural for My Community and for Myself

October 6, 2016
By Aaron Skapik, Fellow

I see art as a valuable tool for anyone to express ideas, create conversations, and heal. For veterans, art can change their life by giving them a sense of purpose, giving them a platform to say something about their time in the military, and to heal through the therapeutic properties of art.

Two semesters ago the art department at Pittsburg State University offered a mural painting class. Having been inspired by murals I’ve seen of artists

Our Return to the Ferguson-Florissant School District

May 2, 2015

It could not have been a more beautiful day. The Mission Continues returned to the Ferguson-Florissant School District for the second service event this month (we had a blast during our Bravo 2015 orientation project). This time the team served alongside more than 40 hardworking volunteers from our friends at PNC Bank.

In just under five hours, the team tackled several much-needed projects around the Ferguson-Florissant’s Early Childhood Center to foster a safer and more vibrant place for local youth …

Taking Action, Today and for the Future

May 1, 2015

The only thing bluer than the bright April sky was the t-shirts that the volunteers wore. On a sunny day, more than 100 veterans from The Mission Continues converged on a park in North St. Louis. They came from all points across the country to revitalize a valuable outdoor educational space for kids from the Ferguson-Florissant School District. In a community still healing from discord and disunity, this diverse group of men and women joined forces to contribute to its …

“Not Bad for One Day’s Work”

April 23, 2015

Bravo Class Fellows and platoon leaders following the service project at Little Creek Nature Area.

The newest class of Mission Continues Fellows and Service Platoon Leaders joined community volunteers on Saturday, April 11 for a day of service at Little Creek Nature Area. The nature area serves as an outdoor learning facility for the Ferguson-Florissant School District near St. Louis, Missouri. Although the project took weeks to plan, volunteers had just one day to execute as a group. Their collective …