O’Fallon’s annual ceremony honoring and thanking veterans for their service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road. Free parking is available.
O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver welcoming remarks. The keynote speaker will be Rich Chrismer, a Vietnam War veteran.
VFW Post 5077 is hosting the ceremony with the assistance of American Legion Post 388 and AmVets Post 106, and participation by local students who entered the VFW’s annual “The Voice of Democracy” and “The Patriot’s Pen” contests.
For more information about the ceremony, contact Conan Stott at 636-379-5550.
Directions: From Interstate 70, take Exit 219 at T.R. Hughes Boulevard and Belleau Creek Road; turn south. The memorial is just off the overpass at the southeast corner of Belleau Creek Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway.