Slideshow: Lake Saint Louis Honors Our Nation’s Veterans

Master of Ceremonies Don Smedshammer reminded those gathered at Wednesday’s Veterans Day ceremony at Lake Saint Louis’ Veterans Memorial Park that “our country remains the ‘land of the free’ because it is the ‘home of the brave’.”

Despite blustery winds and cloudy skies, a good crowed turned out for the Veterans Day observance, which included opening remarks from Lake Saint Louis Mayor Kathy Schweikert, a Ring of Honor ceremony by Air Force Cadets recognizing vets of each era, patriotic music from the men’s ensemble of the  First Baptist Church, and keynote speaker Deb Kloeppel.

Kloeppel, a Lake Saint Louis resident, is the President and CEO of the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network. Kloeppel spoke about the involvement of spouses in the military “family” and said how proud she was to live in Lake Saint Louis, “the only city to shine a light on the co-service of military spouses.”