O'Fallon pays homage and tribute to the many sacrifices made by the men and women of our nation's armed forces with several remembrance ceremonies throughout the community. 

Starting at 9 a.m., the first ceremony takes place at the City of O’Fallon Cemetery, located on North Oak Street.

This program includes a flag presentation, a speech by Phil Goodwin, and a three-volley rifle salute. Following the morning ceremonies, the Sergeant Charles A. Fricke memorial service will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. For further information, please contact VFW Post 805 at 618.624.6575.

The second program will take place 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 Stacey T. Hawkins, USAF, Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, HQ AMC. 

Participants include the O’Fallon District 90 Fifth Grade Music Program, St. Clare School and First Baptist Academy Choruses, OTHS AFJ ROTC, VFW Post 805, USAF Honor Guard Rifle Team, and more. 

The ceremony will also feature introducing 16 newly-inscribed veterans memorials. 

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.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Academy Church of O’Fallon (1111 East Highway 50). 

For more information, please visit the Monument website at www.ofallonveteransmonument.org/.