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Recognize and honor those many Salesianum alumni, both living and deceased, who honorably served in the U.S. Military.
Hello from the Sallies Alumni Veteran’s Committee. The committee includes Fr.
Bill Keech, Frank Vavala, Rod Baumert, John Riley, Jason McDowell, Trevor Fulmer, Steve
Bart, Sam Kalb, Mickey Devlin, Joe Rapposelli and me, Jim Burke. We hope you all are well and welcoming spring during this Lenten season.
Committee Sit Rep:
One of our founding committee members, Father Bill Keech turned 97 last month. With significant help from the school’s Advancement Office, led by John Helmick, Father was celebrated at Mass and brunch with about 125 of his friends and relatives. A late Happy Birthday, Father.
Our committee is now over three years old. We would like to thank school leadership, especially Joe Rapposelli for helping us reach many goals, despite several idle months from the pandemic,
Veteran's Scholarship Fund:
If you would like to donate to the Veterans Scholarship Fund, please send a check made out to
Salesianum. Write on the check “Veterans Scholarship Fund. I would also include a short note
saying that you want the proceeds of the check deposited into the school endowment and marked
as being part of the Veterans Scholarship Fund. Please mail the check to Salesianum, 1801 N.
Broom St. Wilmington, DE 19802, Attn: John Helmick.
Currently we are focused on determining whether a POW/MIA memorial can be placed on
school grounds honoring our own J.J. Connell. We will work on adding the names of our
deceased brothers to the virtual Wall of Honor. We will again schedule a reception on June 14 th .
We will discuss the possibility of adding a fund raising event for the scholarship fund.
If you have any ideas to help acknowledge and honor our alumni vets or improve
our communication, please contact me: Jburke1946@aol.com
Alumni / School News – Contributed by Joe Rapposelli
Thank you all for your service and for you Vietnam vets – a Hearty Welcome Home!
-Jim Burke ‘64