Memorial Day Ceremony – 2014




You are invited!

Please come to the Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at 10:00 on Memorial Day. Before you barbeque, go on a picnic, or do yard work, come get a refreshed perspective on what the day is really all about, honoring our veterans. Come one and all, kids, youth, adults, older adults. There is something for everyone. Kids will enjoy the eagle on display from 9:00 to 10:00, the release of the doves of peace, the Boy Scout and band contributions, not to mention refreshments at the reception following the ceremony.

Press release from Lindbergh Schools public relations office:

Sappington-Concord Historical Society 
Invites Public to Memorial Day Celebration

Event features guest speaker Rev. Carlton E. Norton, Retired US Navy Chaplain

ST. LOUIS (May 19, 2014) — The Sappington-Concord Historical Society will host the biggest, little annual Memorial Day celebration in South County at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 26. The event takes place at Memorial Park, the small, grassy area that is bordered by Gravois, Denny and Sappington roads.

This year’s celebration will thank members of the armed forces for their service, and showcase the talented youth of the Sappington-Concord community.

Musicians from the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band will kick off the celebration with several inspiring selections and will perform the Salute to the Armed Forces, recognizing veterans from each branch of service.

Boy Scout Troop 646 from St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and Sperreng Middle School eighth grader Rachel Nieters will sing God Bless the USA.

This year, the Historical Society is proud to welcome guest speaker Rev. Carlton E. Norton, retired US Navy Chaplain.

The event also features a tribute to prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action by Master Sgt. Gary Cooper, USAF (Ret.) and Mr. Bob Pieper. CW5 Randy Ottinger (Ret.), a veteran helicopter pilot who served in Iraq, will be Master of Ceremonies.

An American Bald Eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park will also make an appearance before the celebration, and doves of peace will be released during the program.

The ceremony is open to the public, but guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for seating. Parking will be available on the lot of the former Johnny’s Market.

Following the ceremony, all are invited to attend a reception in the auditorium at St. Lucas United Church of Christ, 11735 Denny Rd. There will be “Hometown Heroes” books for sale, and light refreshments will be served.

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See more about Memorial Park and photos.

See map location and directions to Sappington-Concord Memorial Park.

See map for reception to follow Memorial Day ceremony at St. Lucas UCC church.


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