Edward John Rathke Honored with Veteran Banner

Recently, Emporia Main Street in Kansas posted on their Facebook page this wonderful banner created in honor of cousin Edward John Rathke as part of the “Veterans Banner Project.” As an added bonus, Ed has shared a lovely mini auto-biography as part of the post on Facebook and it is definitely a must-read! (Below you will find Ed’s story in full.) What a wonderful way for the city of Emporia to honor its veteran residents. Ed, we thank you for sharing your story and we are proud of you and your service to our country!


Hello From Beautiful Colorado! Site of the 2014 Vahsholtz Cousins Reunion by Mary Dillon The 2012 reunion was at least a little disappointing because of the fire, but it was great seeing our cousins. What a special time it was … Read More >>