Memorial Day Observances: St. Charles, O’Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, Wentzville

Veteran Salutes

American Legion Post 323 in Wentzville will have a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The ceremony will feature music from the Holt High School Band, an address from Elizabeth Gonzales, Dept. Sr. Vice Commander, a tolling of the bells, and a salute to deceased veterans. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. The post is located at 504 Luetkenhaus Boulevard in Wentzville.

Never Forgotten – a Memorial Day Service will be held at Wentzville VFW  Post 5327, 1414 Highway Z, Wentzville. The service starts at 1 p.m. and features keynote speaker Senator Bob Onder, and a reading of the names of Post members in the Memorial. Lunch will be served after the ceremony.

Veteran Salutes

Lake Saint Louis

The Lake Saint Louis Memorial Day Service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30 at Veterans Memorial Park, next to the Civic Center. The service features the Choral Arts Singers, Boy and Girl Scouts, the D.A.R., Knights of Columbus, and the Air Force ROTC. Ralph Barrale is the keynote speaker.


Everyone is welcome to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony that will begin at 11 a.m. at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon 63366. O’Fallon’s Mayor, Bill Hennessy, will deliver welcoming remarks. The keynote speaker will be Master Sergeant Robert George, U.S. Army, retired.

St. Charles

The St. Charles County Veterans Committee and St. Charles City Veterans Commission will host their annual Memorial Day Program at 1 p.m. May 30 on the grounds of the St. Charles County Historic Courthouse/Executive Office Building, 100 N. Third St., St. Charles. The event is free and open to the public.

Master of Ceremonies Jerry Bradley of Marine Corps League Detachment 725 will lead the program. The ceremonies will also include music from the St. Charles Municipal Band, a roll call of departed veterans, an Afghanistan remembrance, a wreath laying, and a rifle salute.

Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 N. Second St., Room 115/116, St. Charles. Seating is available if the program is moved indoors.