Explore St Louis article on Soldiers memorial
The grand reopening will begin with a 9 am concert honoring veterans, followed by a formal ceremony at 10 am. Brigadier General Jeannie M. Leavitt, a St. Louis native and the US Air Force’s first female fighter pilot, will give the keynote address.
Discover the new exhibits and explore the revitalized Soldiers Memorial and Court of Honor after the ceremony. The first 5,000 visitors will receive commemorative pins.
Enjoy a special musical performance of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, performed by Mustard Seed Theatre. Experience the story of soldiers who defied their commanders with a night of peace on the battlefield. Performances will take place daily at 3pm and 7pm, and the exhibits will remain open until the show begins each evening. Reserve your tickets at mohistory.org/all-is-calm.
Start your day at the 3rd annual St. Patrick Center Veterans Day 5K, which raises awareness for veteran homelessness. Afterward, head to Soldiers Memorial at 10am for the 35th Annual Regional Veterans Day Observance, a ceremony honoring area veterans. Stick around for the 35th Annual Veterans Day Parade, which will begin at 12pm at Chestnut St. and Tucker Blvd. and pass by Soldiers Memorial.
The armistice that ended hostilities during World War I was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. To commemorate the centennial of this important moment, join representatives of the American Legion 11th and 12th District for their annual veterans ceremony and wreath laying, starting at 10:55am.
For additional activities taking place between November 3 and 12, please visit mohistory.org/soldiers-reopening.
Help commemorate the grand reopening of the revitalized Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, beginning with a musical arrangement honoring veterans. A formal ceremony will follow, with remarks from veterans and civic leaders. After the ceremony, stay to explore the new exhibits and the renovated museum. This event is free and open to the public.
The first 5,000 visitors to Soldiers Memorial will receive commemorative pins. Additionally, the US Postal Service will conduct a stamp cancellation commemorating the grand reopening of Soldiers Memorial from 11am to 1pm.
Food trucks will be available from 8am to 2pm.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at this program.
1315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10am: Formal opening ceremony
11am: Soldiers Memorial opens to the public
The grand reopening will begin at 9 a.m. with a concert honoring veterans, followed by a flag raising. The formal ceremony, featuring remarks from veterans and civic leaders, will begin at 10 a.m. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
Soldiers Memorial will open to the public at 11 a.m., and the first 5,000 visitors will receive commemorative pins. Additionally, the US Postal Service will conduct a stamp cancellation commemorating the grand reopening of Soldiers Memorial from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Food trucks will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there will be a flag lowering ceremony at 5 p.m.