O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

O’Fallon’s POW/MIA Ceremony recognizes American soldiers who remain missing in the field

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 O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, MO 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.

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9-11 Ceremony Highlights (Video)

Check out the highlights from this year's 9-11 Ceremony.


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O’Fallon’s POW/MIA Ceremony recognizes American soldiers who remain missing in the field

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.

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City Tourbook RSC (Video)


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O’Fallon’s "National Days of Service and Remembrance" provides service projects inspired by 9-11

Volunteers and donations are needed for O’Fallon’s National Days of Service and Remembrance on September 11–12. The event features community service projects honoring the everyday heroes and the memory of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

  • The Support Our Troops Supply Drive, which began August 11, continues through September 11 for personal care items, batteries, and small packages of snacks for troops. Drop-off sites are listed at . Donations of $15.90 per box are also needed to cover mailing costs. Called a “Stamp of Support,” the donations can be dropped off at City Hall, with checks made payable to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care.
  • The Patriot Blood Drive will be held on Friday, September 11, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Walk-ins are welcome!
  • The City of O’Fallon and United Way of Greater St. Louis will partner to host Citizens United in Service on Saturday, September 12, from 9 –11 a.m. This event, which is supported by a Points of Light grant received by United Way, offers service projects designed to support first responders and military personnel:
    • Clean the monuments and green space at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk
    • Collect litter along Veterans Memorial Parkway
    • Sort and box donated items for shipment to U.S. troops
    • Write and decorate “thank you” cards for military members and their families

Pre-registration is required. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer to register or for more information. Or, contact Volunteer Services at 636-379-5517 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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OnlyInYourState.com rates O’Fallon as one of Missouri’s safest cities

Drawing on F.B.I. statistics, the website OnlyInYourState.com recently rated O’Fallon as the fifth safest of Missouri cities with populations of more than 10,000. At about 82,000 residents, O’Fallon is the largest City to be named among the “Top 10” safest cities, and it is the only St. Charles County municipality on the list.

“We can be extremely proud that O’Fallon continues to be a safe place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy. “It is a testament to our residents, our businesses and the men and women of our O’Fallon Police Department. Your dedication to caring for your homes, your neighborhoods and our entire community is the reason we have received this honor.”

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2015 Heritage & Freedom Fest Recap (Video)

Check out all the highlights from this years Heritage and Freedom Fest!


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Celebrate America’s birthday at O’Fallon’s 2015 Heritage & Freedom Fest with carnival rides, free fireworks, free concerts and sideshows

For an inspiring holiday weekend bursting with fireworks displays, headline entertainers in concert, unique sideshows, Kids’ Zone activities, thrilling carnival rides and great festival food and drinks, come celebrate America’s birthday at O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Headline entertainers Gloriana, Smash Mouth, LoCash, Toad the Wet Sprocket and special guest Tonic will perform, free, on the festival’s Main Stage over July 3-4. (For a sample of each band’s best-known songs and a schedule, visit www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.) Popular regional bands the Well Hungarians and Superjam also will perform.

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O’Fallon’s bulk waste drop-off for large items is available, free, to City trash customers

City of O’Fallon trash and recycling customers can bring many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers to the Bulk Waste Drop-off on Saturday, June 27, from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. at the City’s waste transfer station,1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Additional drop-off dates will be held on August 29, October 24, and December 19.

To use the drop-off, O’Fallon trash customers must show a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and unload their own items. Only one load per household will be accepted per day, and only cars, pickup trucks, and small trailers 10 feet long or less will be allowed. For a complete list of non-acceptable/acceptable bulk waste items, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste. A partial listing includes:

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Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to heavy rains and flooding impacting much of Missouri

June 18, 2015

Jefferson City, MO

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