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Former Olympian honored at St. Louis landmark

9:26 PM, Jun 6, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A former Olympian was remembered at the St. Louis landmark named after him Wednesday.

A ceremony at Kiener Plaza was officially named on June 6th "Shriner Appreciation Day" in Missouri.

The honor comes on the organization's 140th anniversary.

It was proclaimed at Kiener Plaza because Henry Kiener was a member of the oldest unit in the shrine.

"I'm gonna read one provision of this that I think is probably the most important, whereas Shriner International has provided medical care to nearly one million children through its network of Shriners hospitals for children without regard of a child's family's ability to pay," said Brian May with Governor Jay Nixon's office.

Shriners International was founded in New York City in 1872.

Shriners Hospital for Children opened almost 90 years ago in 1924.

 

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