This Wednesday, November 11, is Veterans Day so I thought I would share some activities that will be happening around the St. Louis area that you may want to attend to honor our veterans. This is by no means a complete list, but what I could find doing some searching online. If you know of other Veterans Day events in the area, please add them in the comments.
- Veterans Memorial Walk
800 Belleau Creek Rd
O’Fallon’s Veterans Day Ceremony which honors all veterans. Will include remarks by Mayor Bill Hennessy, Lt. Col. Joe Meister and students participating in the “Voice of Democracy” and the “Patriot’s Pen” contests.
- Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
1315 Chestnut St
St. Louis, MO
10:55 AM and 12:30 pm
The American Legion 11th/12th District will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 10:55 am. Then at 12:30 pm you can watch the Signing Ceremony for the Soldiers Memorial Revitalization Project. After these events the public is also invited to the offices at 1300 A Washington Ave between 1-6pm to partake in food and beverages.
- Veterans Memorial at St. Peters City Centre
One St. Peters Centre Blvd
St. Peters, MO
The city of St. Peters and the city’s Veterans Memorial Commission will host a Veterans Day ceremony. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
- Courage and Faithful: The Calvary at Jefferson Barracks
Jefferson Barracks Historic Site
546 Bagby Street
St. Louis, MO
This exhibit has several dates, but well fitted to attend on Veterans Day. Explore the contributions St. Louis’ mounted troops have made to the story of westward expansion from the establishment of the first unit of permanent cavalry in the US military to the establishment of the Buffalo Soldier and beyond.
- Annual Veterans Day Program at History County Courthouse
St. Charles County Historic Courthouse
100 North Third Street
St. Charles, MO
Bring lawn chairs as seating is limited. In case of inclement weather the program will be held at the St. Charles County Administration Building on North Second Street. There will be a musical prelude, presentation of colors, welcome speakers, keynote speaker Steven Watson, wreath laying, and rifle salute and Taps.
- St. Charles Community College Veterans Week
St. Charles Community College Campus
The college is holding activities throughout the week to celebrate Veterans. There will be a ceremonial march around campus to honor and recognize veterans on Veterans Day at 1:00 pm. In the evening there will be a viewing of the film Comedy Warriors – Healing Through Humor from 6-8:30 pm.
- World War I: War of Images, Images of War
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Skinker and Lindell Blvds
St. Louis, MO
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
This is an ongoing series, but very fitting to visit on Veterans Day. The exhibit features more than 150 objects that together chart a chronological path from exuberant outbreak through years of grinding combat and into the long, unsettled aftermath.
Will you be attending any Veterans Day events or honoring our veterans in a special way on Wednesday?[signoff]
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