Veterans Day Ceremonies in St. Charles County

O'Fallon Veterans Walk

Lake Saint Louis

In observance of Veterans Day, the Veterans Committee of Lake Saint Louis will host a ceremony honoring all Veterans at Veterans Memorial Park.  A meaningful program has been put together complete with color guard, music courtesy of the Men’s Ensemble of the First Baptist Church, and guest speaker, Steve Brown, LTC US Air Force (Retired). Please join with other Lake Saint Louis Residents by attending this very special opportunity to honor our United States Veterans.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, and it will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, 200 Civic Center Drive, adjacent to the municipal building.

 

Wentzville

A special Veterans Day event has been planned in conjunction with Wentzville’s local VFW and American Legion. The event will kick off with a Meet and Greet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Wentzville American Legion Post 323 (located at 504 Luetkenhaus Blvd.).

At 12:45 p.m., following the Meet and Greet, everyone is invited to participate in a commemorative walk beginning at the American Legion and at the nation’s first Vietnam War Memorial, located at 207 W. Pearce Blvd.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m. a special ceremony will take place, featuring guest speakers who will discuss the significance of this historic Wentzville landmark and the its 50th Anniversary.

 

O’Fallon

The public is invited to attend O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony to honor and thank veterans for their service. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available. 

O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver welcoming remarks, and Col. Edward B. “Buddy” McEachern, U.S. Army (Retired) will be the keynote speaker. The ceremony also will include remarks by local students who participated in the VFW’s annual “The Voice of Democracy” and “The Patriot’s Pen” contests. VFW Post 5077 is hosting the ceremony with the assistance of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 458, American Legion Post 388, AmVets Post 106 and Boy Scout Troop 813.

 

St. Peters

Join the St. Peters Veterans Memorial Commission at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 to honor the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces. The ceremony begins at approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial adjacent to St. Peters City Hall. Refreshments are served inside City Hall after the ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.

Attendees will have a chance to hear from guest speaker Richard Johnson, a United States Army veteran and a Korean War POW.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside to the Cultural Arts Centre at St. Peters City Hall. The Veterans Memorial is located at One St. Peters Centre Blvd., St. Peters, MO. 

 

St. Charles

UPDATE:Due to forecasted cold temperatures, the annual Veterans Day Program will be held indoors at the St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 N. Second Street in St. Charles.

The St. Charles County Veterans Committee and St. Charles City Veterans Commission will host their annual Veterans Day Program at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the St. Charles County Executive Office Building/Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Third Street, 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, which includes music by the St. Charles Municipal Band and welcome addresses from Steve Ehlmann, St. Charles County Executive, and Sally Faith, Mayor of the City of St. Charles. This year’s guest speaker is George D. Newell of the St. Charles County Veterans Committee. Local veterans organizations will participate in the presentation of colors and wreath-laying ceremonies during the program.

Attendees are asked to bring lawnchairs as seating is limited. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 North Second Street, Room 115/116, St. Charles.