The state of Missouri will hold an event in November that will honor all veterans, law enforcement, and emergency personnel at the state’s capitol.
Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, the state of Missouri will host Veterans Week Kickoff work that features the 135th Army Band, the Monticello Singers, and displays by the Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol to recognize the public service of local heroes.
Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson said the event will focus on giving thanks back to those who wear the uniforms.
“As a veteran of the United States Army, former Sheriff of Polk County, and an advocate for the 480,000 veterans who call Missouri home, we want to recognize all those who wear the uniform to keep our state and country safe,” Parson said in a written statement.
During the ceremony, there will be a special recognition for all attending World War II and Korea veterans as well as veterans currently serving in law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency personnel.
Parson also added that because of the daily threats uniformed personnel inherently face, it was important to honor them.
“The recent attacks on our police officers and first responders only make this kind of ceremony more important, and I look forward to seeing all our state’s veterans, law enforcement, and emergency personnel at the State Capitol on November 4 to say thank you for their service,” he said. “I highly encourage all Missouri citizens to attend this special day and show your support of our veterans, law enforcement, and emergency personnel.”
10:00 a.m. – Dedication of Gold Star Memorial (southeast side of the State Capitol)
10:30 a.m. – Movement to South Lawn
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony Begins
11:10 a.m. – B-2 Fly Over
11:15 a.m. – Speeches – Recognition of Veterans
12:00 p.m. – Ceremony Concludes