Veterans Day Activities in St. Louis

by Robyn Wright on November 8, 2015

in St. Louis

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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, O'Fallon, MO

  • Veterans Memorial Walk
    800 Belleau Creek Rd
    O’Fallon, MO
    11:00 am
    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
    10:00 am
    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
    1:30 pm
    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
    Cotteville, MO
    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?

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1 Tiffany C November 8, 2015 at 7:37 pm

this sounds so intriguing! I’d really want to visit the World War I: War of Images, Images of War!

2 Robyn Wright November 9, 2015 at 8:24 am

Check out your local museums to see if they have something

3 shellypeterson November 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Sounds like some great activities going on in your area. I will have check and see what’s going on here locally.

4 tannawings November 9, 2015 at 2:01 am

We usually have dinner or lunch out somewhere.. Lots of military in our family inclusing hubby. I would love to go to the museums there.

5 Robyn Wright November 9, 2015 at 8:25 am

Please thank your husband for his service for me..

6 Robin November 9, 2015 at 7:55 am

Our university is closed, and there will be a small parade downtown. I will also call my father to thank him for his service in the Air Force!

7 Robyn Wright November 9, 2015 at 8:25 am

Wow. The university closes? That’s big. Thank your dad for me..

8 Tara November 22, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Sad we missed these. Maybe next year!

9 salexis November 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm

I wasn’t able to make it to an event, but I talked with my kids about it and we discussed the importance of the day and watched for the special planes to fly over.

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