Wallingford on the occasion of the inauguration of the Memorial Day Columbarium wall in Bloomfield, Southeast Missouri; Mayor General Bonner to deliver remarks at Fort Leonard Wood
Ceremonies in Bloomfield, southeast Missouri, and Fort Leonard Wood, southern Missouri, highlight planned Memorial Day events across the state.
The Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) said staff at its headquarters were preparing for the Columbarium wall dedication on Monday at Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, southeast Missouri. Vietnam Veteran and current State Representative Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony, which begins at 1. Wallingford won the Silver Star, a Distinguished Flying Cross and 20 air medals for his service in the US Air Force.
Other Memorial Day events will take place in Fort Leonard Wood and Springfield, in southwest Missouri. Missourinet Waynesville affiliate KJPW reports that a ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Fort Leonard Wood Veterans Cemetery, and that the commanding officer of Fort Leonard Wood, Major-General James Bonner, will be the keynote speaker. A shuttle service will be provided from 11 am. Masks are encouraged.
A Remembrance Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. will be held at the Springfield Veterans Cemetery.
While Monday is a statutory holiday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says it’s a good time to remember what Memorial Day weekend is like. He served six years in the United States Army.
“I think when you think about this state and the people of this state, when you look at Memorial Day when you think about it, you think of all the great people who have served this country, to begin with who continue to serve it. nowadays. Our men and women who are in the armed forces, our police forces, ”Parson told Missourinet.
The governor says Missourians are looking forward to the holidays after about a year.
“It’s a time to remember, but it’s also a time to reflect how tough we are in this state and how we can deal with diversity when it presents itself. And I think the last 14 months prove it, ”says Parson.
Memorial Day is a federal, state, county, and municipal holiday. Most Missouri state offices are closed, with the exception of emergency services such as the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Banks and financial institutions will be closed and there will be no regular mail delivery.
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