Sunday, May 26th
Family Picnic 12pm – 1:30pm
St. Charles Memorial Gardens
3950 West Clay Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
For the last 57 years on Memorial Day weekend, we pay Honor and Tribute to our Country’s Veterans who, for many, made the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy our many freedoms.
On Sunday, May 26th, the Veterans Memorial Program is adding new and exciting activities for all ages and families at St. Charles Memorial Gardens.
We encourage you, your family, and friends to be in attendance for our picnic, activities, and program. This event is completely free and open to the public.
The day will begin with a family picnic from 12 pm – 1:30 pm where you have the option to interact with veterans, hear their stories and visit our Field of Honor where thousands of American flags will be flown in tribute to our service men and women.
Our family picnic will include activities for children and families including:
- face painting
- bounce house
- balloon artist
- LIVE music
- and handheld American flags to keep as a gift
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association will also be present with restored, historic military transportation on display.
This organization places History InMotion by traveling across the county to spread education information of their vehicles.
The complimentary program will begin at 2pm, and is sponsored by the Memorial Services of Missouri, and Baue Funeral Homes.
This program will allow family members of Veterans who have passed away, the opportunity to join us in a Poppy Ceremony.
The names of their loved ones will be read and a bell will be rung for each Veteran to symbolize our deepest gratitude for their service.
Involvement from local Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout Troops will be conducted throughout the duration of the program.
We will also have a guest speaker, and musical accompaniments from the Afterhours Community Band, buglers, and a bagpiper.
Prior to our event, we will host a Flag Placement Day on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 am.
Veterans and volunteers from across the county will gather at St. Charles Memorial Gardens to place flags at each Veteran’s marker, beginning at 9:00 am.
Anyone who wishes to participate in the flag placement may do so by calling (636) 947-0622 for more information.