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Memorial Day in O’Fallon
The first program will be held at 9 a.m. at the City of O’Fallon Cemetery, located on North Oak Street. VFW Post 805 is organizing and sponsoring the program that includes a flag presentation, a speech by Retired Colonel Larry Strube and Mayor Roach, the OTHS band, and a three-volley rifle salute.
The second program will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the City of O’Fallon Veterans Monument, 737 East Wesley Drive. The guest speaker for the event will be Major General Samuel Mahaney, Chief of Staff, AMC. There will be participation from the OTHS AFJ ROTC, VFW Post 805, First Baptist Church Adult Choir, and Miss O’Fallon Adriana Scagliarini, among many others. The names of 24 newly inscribed veterans will be introduced during the ceremony.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 1111 East Highway 50.
For more information, please visit the Monument web site at www.ofallonveteransmonument.org/.
Veterans are encouraged to wear their medals and decorations to the events. Residents who plan to attend the programs are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and water bottles.
Attendees should give themselves extra time to arrive, as there will be some traffic redirection during the event. Handicapped parking will be available near the monument.
In addition to the morning ceremonies, the Sergeant Charles A. Fricke gravesite memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Mount Carmel Cemetery. For further information, please contact VFW Post 805 at 618.624.2561.