On Friday, September 18, at 7 p.m., O’Fallon’s annual POW/MIA Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on behalf of the 83,000 American troops from all wars who remain missing in action or imprisoned on foreign soil, and the families who are waiting for their return. The ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O'Fallon, Missouri 63366.
Welcoming remarks will be delivered by O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy, and the keynote speaker will be Laura Sigmund, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North High School. The ceremony, which is hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 458 and Am Vets Post 106, includes the posting of colors, the dressing of the table, the lighting of candles, the laying of the wreath, a rifle salute and taps. Music will be provided by Amanda Ellis, who will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America,” and the O’Fallon Community Concert Band. “Taps” will be played by Rick Moore, Boy Scout Troop 984.
Veterans Memorial Walk is just off Interstate 70 Exit 219 at T.R. Hughes Boulevard and Belleau Creek Road. Turn south; parking is available.