POW MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

Friday, September 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, MO 63366 [Exit 219]


Everyone is invited to light a candle in memory of US Armed Forces personnel who remain missing in the field or imprisoned on foreign soil, and in support of their families.

Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver welcoming remarks, and Bob Garvey, a World War II airman who was held as a prisoner of war in Germany for nearly a year, will be the keynote speaker. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 458 and Am Vets Post 106 are hosting the ceremony, which includes the posting of the colors, dressing of the table, candle lighting, the laying of the wreath, a rifle salute and "Taps." Destiny Harding, a sophomore at Living Word Christian School, will sing the national anthem and “God Bless America.”