On February 15, 2016, we were privileged and honored to attend a ceremony at the Kroger store in Independence, KY. honoring Cliff Reeder. Cliff was recognized for the beautiful canes he carves ( or as he says, whittles ) for our wounded warriors and one has been donated to this store. It is in a beautiful case displayed for all to see as they exit the store. This store has also created a marvelous display of pictures honoring those who have served our country. It is worth the trip to the store just to see this (and pick up some necessities?) In spite of the inclement weather a number of active and retired members of the armed forces were in attendance and were asked to stand as their respective anthems were played. Thank you, Cliff for your service, your wonderful gifts to veterans and for being a great friend. Many thanks to the servicemen/women past and present plus to the Kroger employees at this location for all they do to recognize those having served and serving in the military!
- HERE is video of a portion of the ceremony recognizing Cliff for the cane he created that is displayed in this store
- A 3-page “photo album”: Cliff Reeder_Cane Carving Recognition_2016-02-15
- Webpage with PICTURES of the event
- (Kroger store shutterfly picture link will be here soon!)
The River Valley Woodcarvers group has pictures of Cliff from a previous event at this Independence, Kentucky Kroger’s Marketplace.store on their website HERE
A one-page summary of Cliff’s life, taken from the MWPC church directory is HERE
Cliff is a Veteran of WWII. Here is a video interview by Ken Ludwick, done as part of the Veteran’s History Project through the Library of Congress
Cliff has designed and produced (carved/whittled) 66 canes – see more HERE
Cliff is a member of Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church (MWPC), Cincinnati, Ohio
- he has attended regularly well into his 90s, when health allows
- he has made crosses for MWPC confirmation class “graduates” for over 30 years! (examples pictured below)
HERE’S the United States Marine Corps Hymn in case you want to listen to it in the background while viewing the pictures
Even in his 96th year, Cliff continues to be active and involved. Here he is in May, 2017, participating in leading a Pinebrook sing-along as part of MWPC’s Joyful Noise Boys
Pictures of Cliff, wife Jane plus family and friends are down below and on this separate page HERE…
Potential future materials for the website include pictures of Cliff handing out MWPC crosses, the wooden shoes display, etc.
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Thank you, Cliff, for your service to our country as well as your fellow marines! We are proud to have you as part of our family!
You are my hero Cliff
Sempre fidelis, Cliff! Thank you for your service, and the ongoing way you’re supporting our wounded warriors.