November 06, 2015

Honor and Remember Those Who Have Served and Sacrificed this Veterans Day

The Missouri Veterans Commission reminds Missourians to take time on Veterans Day to honor and thank our uniformed service members who stood in harm’s way and willingly served and sacrificed for us, the nation, and the world.


The commission encourages all Missourians to take a moment on November 11 to thank a Veteran or active duty military for what they have given and the sacrifices they have made.  Consider participating in your local community’s Veterans Day events or visit a State Veterans Home or a Veterans Affairs Hospital. Make a difference in the life of a Veteran and show them you appreciate their service.


“We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who gave of their time and lives so we could live free. Veterans Day honors Veterans, Active Duty military, and their families by remembering what they did and what they stood for, but the pledge to honor and serve our Veterans for their dedication and sacrifice to protect our freedoms should not be for a single day, but year round. Every day should be Veterans Day,” said Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry D. Kay.


The Missouri Veterans Commission, a state agency, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program.  The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms.  For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call 573-751-3779, online at, or