The Lake Saint Louis Veteran’s Committee will be holding its annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25.
This very moving and patriotic ceremony will be held, rain or shine, at Veterans Memorial Park on Civic Center Drive in Lake Saint Louis. The event draws a big crowd, so shuttles will be available from the Schnuck’s parking lot. Seating is provided, but with the expected attendance numbers, visitors may wish to bring a lawn chair.
Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms.
“Memorial Day was officially proclaimed and observed on May 30, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, when flowers were placed on the graves of the Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery,” said committee member Jim Frain. “Proudly, 147 years later, the Veteran’s Committee of Lake Saint Louis has created a traditional and meaningful ceremony which will recognize those who gave their last breath of life to their country.”
Lake Saint Louis Police Chief Mike Force will be the guest speaker, and the ceremony will also feature musical, military, religious and patriotic tributes to our nation’s veterans.
The AFROTC Detachment 207 will join with the Color Guard of VFW Post 10350 in honoring our flag and our veterans.
“Our veterans answered every call presented to them by our country and in all kinds of weather, and under extremely difficult circumstances,” said Lake Saint Louis veteran Ralph Barrale, chairman of the committee. “Every year we work extremely hard to provide the hundreds of residents who attend with a wonderful program that pays tribute to those who gave their all for our freedom.”