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Veterans Day observances


The St. Charles County Veterans Committee and the St. Charles City Veterans Commission host their annual Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the St. Charles County Executive Office Building/Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Third St. in St. Charles. The event is free and open to the public.

The program includes music, welcome addresses, a guest speaker, presentation of colors and wreath-laying ceremonies. Seating is limited and attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 N. Second St., Room 115/116 in St. Charles.

For more information, contact Tom Stephenson at (636) 946-2038.

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St. Charles Community College’s Veterans Week is from Nov. 6-9 on its campus in Cottleville. Events are free and open to the public.

The events kick off with the college’s annual Veterans Celebration at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building [SSB] auditorium. The week’s events include a Veterans Panel, a showing of the film “Restrepo,” a round table discussion on combating suicide and a Veterans Week Ceremonial March.

For more information on Veterans Week events, visit stchas.edu/veteransweek. To learn more about services for veterans on campus, the Student Veteran Organization and Honoring Military Families Scholarship, contact Andrew Gates, veterans services coordinator, at (636) 922-8268.

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Lake Saint Louis’ Veterans Day Program is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, 200 Civic Center Drive in Lake Saint Louis. A meaningful program  complete with color guard, music and a retired military guest speaker is featured. For more information, call (636) 561-4620.

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“World War I Remembered” is the focus of the November DAR Meeting from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Trigg Banquet Center, 300 O’Fallon Plaza in O’Fallon. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the presentation highlights one soldier’s journey from the Mexican border to the Argonne Forest in France. To make a reservation, visit mssdar.org/ccstuart.

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O’Fallon’s Veterans Day Ceremony is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road. The event is open to the public. Col. Edward B. “Buddy” McEachern, U.S. Army [retired] is the keynote speaker. For details, call Conan Stott at (636) 379-5550.

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