O'Fallon Progress

Memorial Day ceremonies planned in O’Fallon

Memorial Day graphic.
Memorial Day graphic.

O’Fallon residents are invited to participate in two Memorial Day programs that will be held in the city on Monday, May 30.

The first program will be held at 9 a.m. at the City of O’Fallon Cemetery, located on North Oak Street. VFW Post 805 is organizing and sponsoring the program that includes a flag presentation, a speech by O’Fallon City Clerk Phil Goodwin, and a three-volley rifle salute. In addition to the morning ceremonies, the Sergeant Charles A. Fricke gravesite memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Mount Carmel Cemetery. For further information, contact VFW Post 805 at 624-6575.

The second program will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the City of O’Fallon Veterans Monument, 737 East Wesley Drive. The guest speaker for the event will be Brigadier General Randall Reed, USAF, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans, HQ, AMC, with participation from the First Baptist Church Adult Choir, OTHS AFJ ROTC, VFW Post 805, Lauren Lundy of O’Fallon; Craig Bedard, SMSgt, USAF (Ret); and the USAF Honor Guard Rifle Team, in addition to others.

The program will include the recognition of the new inscriptions to the monument.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 1111 E. U.S. Highway 50. For more information, visit the Monument web site at ofallonveteransmonument.org/.

Veterans are encouraged to wear their medals and decorations to the events. Residents who plan to attend the programs are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and water bottles.