John Kriesel to Share Miraculous Story
Shepherd’s Center of the Cannon Valley will hold their “Adventures in Learning” program on Friday, November 11thand will use this day to honor our Veterans. One of the featured speakers will be SSG John Kriesel, who lost his legs and two buddies to a roadside bomb near Fallujah, Iraq on December 2nd, 2006. No one expected him to survive and he actually died three times on the operating table. Medical miracles put his body back together, but it was an incredible confluence of angels at every step along the way that breathed life into his shattered body. John will share a vision of hope for anyone who encounters any form of personal crisis. He has also put his amazing story into a book, Still Standing, and will have copies available that he will sign.
During Kriesel’s military career, he has been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart Medal and Bronze Star Medal.
“I’m very excited to have John with us on Veteran’s Day,” commented Shepherd’s Center Director Rod Johnson.“He tells an amazing story that is sure to touch those in attendance.”
Other special activities will also take place during this very special, “Veteran’s Day –Adventures in Learning,” including stories from Cannon Falls native and World War II veteran, Arnie Hjermstad. Also appearing will be an honor guard comprised of members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4452 and American Legion Post 142. It will truly be a morning dedicated to the men and women who serve and have served in the United State Military.
“Adventures in Learning” is one of many programs offered through the Shepherd’s Center of the Cannon Valley. Those who would like to attend the November 11th event are asked to call Shepherd’s Center at 507-263-2136 to RSVP. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude with a lunch at noon. The cost to attend is only $6.00, and includes lunch. Again, the public is invited to attend to hear John Kriesel’s amazing story and join Shepherd’s Center as we honor our Veterans at St. Ansgar’s Church in Cannon Falls starting at 9:30 a.m.