O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual ceremony honoring and thanking veterans for their service will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.

The ceremony, which has been planned by the O’Fallon Veterans Commission, VFW Post 5077 and American Legion Post 388, includes remarks by Mayor Bill Hennessy and keynote speaker Major Matthew Pieper, U.S. Air Force. Maj. Pieper is an O’Fallon resident. In addition, local students will read original essays submitted to the VFW’s annual “The Voice of Democracy” and “The Patriot’s Pen” contests.

For more information about the ceremony, contact Conan Stott at 636-379-5550.

Directions – OnI-70 in O’Fallon, take Exit 219 at T.R. Hughes Boulevard and Belleau Creek Road; turn south. The memorial is just off the overpass at the southeast corner of Belleau Creek Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Free parking is available.