Friday, May 3, 2013
The Navy SEAL sat down for a conversation with Comedy Central host Jon Stewart.
Parkway North graduate Eric Greitens was back on Comedy Central Thursday, talking to The Daily Show's Jon Stewart almost two years to the date of his first appearance on the program. Greitens was just named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential list, as he continues to talk about life after military service for U.S. Veterans. Greitens was a Navy SEAL before founding The Mission Continues, an organization dedicated to finding roles for service and leadership at home for post 9/11 war veterans.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The NFL team's staff worked with The Mission Continues to beautify the St. Louis County park in Maryland Heights park last week.
While the players were busy game-planning for their Sunday matchup against the Miami Dolphins, employees of the St. Louis Rams were at work in Maryland Heights, making a difference at Creve Coeur Park. Team employees worked with "The Mission Continues" and the Audobon Society to plant trees and shrubbery at the park October 12. The Mission Continues is a non-profit organization founded by former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, a Parkway North High School graduate. The organization is devoted to putting a returning veteran's skills to use by serve their communities at home.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Ceremonies and events are planned in and around Creve Coeur to remember those lost to terrorist attacks in New York City, The Pentagon and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
Firefighters, government bodies and businesses are pausing to remember the lives of those lost 11 years ago today in the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Monday night, Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz referenced the victims of the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania during the invocation at the regular City Council meeting.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Eric Greitens will be a featured guest at Fontbonne University event focused on empowering the disabled.
St. Louis native and New York Times bestselling author Eric Greitens will speak Wednesday at Fontbonne University in Clayton as part of the university’s 2011 Dedicated Semester, “The Disability Experience: Quest for Empowerment.” The event happens ahead of Veterans Day on Friday. Greitens, a Navy SEAL, and a graduate of Parkway North High School has an impressive list of accomplishments under his belt. In addition to the publication of his book, The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL, Greitens is a Rhodes and Truman scholar, a White House Fellow and the founder and chief executive of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with disabled and wounded veterans. Because …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Eric Greitens has been in demand for his military insight since Osama Bin Laden's death.
When Eric Greitens faced his life's crossroads, he had three options. A 1992 graduate of Parkway North High School, Greitens attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes and Truman Scholar. With his school work finished he could either stay at Oxford and pursue an academic career, go to work at a consulting firm or join the Navy. "The deal that the Navy puts on the table is they say: If you join the Navy we'll pay you $1,332 dollars and 60 cents per month. In your first few months, you'll get zero minutes per day of privacy. And the minute you sign up on the dotted line you owe us eight years of service," Greitens said. "And in return, they said they'd give me one and only one chance at basic underwater demolition school. If I passed, …