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Veterans to be celebrated throughout St. Charles County on Memorial Day

On Monday, May 28, residents are invited to join local veterans, government officials and others in honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. All programs are free.  

10 a.m. • Veterans Memorial at St. Peters City Centre

The city of St. Peters hosts its Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at St. Peters City Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. Rear Adm. Peter J. Clarke, U.S. Navy, is scheduled to be the guest speaker. The program also will include a special laying of a wreath, singing of the National Anthem and participation by veterans groups, including the Honor Guard.

11 a.m. •  Lake Saint Louis Veterans Memorial Park

The city of Lake Saint Louis will host its Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park,  directly adjacent to the Lake Saint Louis City Hall and Police Department at the intersection of Interstate 64/Hwy. 40 and Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. The one-hour ceremony will feature patriotic musical selections by the Choral Arts Singers along with participation by local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Knights of Columbus. In keeping with the traditions of past ceremonies, the Air Force ROTC – Detachment 207 will join the VFW Post 10350 Color Guard in honoring the nation’s flag. Lake Saint Louis resident and retried Lt. Col. Sharon K. Simpson, of the U.S. Air Force Nurses Corps, will deliver remarks entitled, “Who Folded Your Parachute?” 

11 a.m. • O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk

The city of O’Fallon and the O’Fallon’s Veterans Commission will host a Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway. Mayor Bill Hennessy will offer opening remarks. 

1 p.m. •  St. Charles County Historic Courthouse

The St. Charles County Veterans Committee and St. Charles City Veterans Commission will host a Memorial Day program at 1 p.m. on the grounds of the St. Charles County Historic Courthouse/Executive Office Building, 100 N. Third St. in St. Charles. The program includes music provided by the St. Charles Municipal Band, welcome addresses by St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann and St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith, a roll call of departed veterans, and presentation of colors and wreath-laying ceremonies. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Room 115/116 at the St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 N. Second St. in St. Charles. Seating will be available if the program is moved indoors.

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