May 16, 2014

Missouri Veterans Commission Invites Public to Memorial Day Ceremonies at State Veterans Cemeteries

The Missouri Veterans Commission invites the public to attend Memorial Day ceremonies at its five State Veterans Cemeteries – Bloomfield, Fort Leonard Wood, Higginsville, Jacksonville, and Springfield May 26, 2014.
"Our cemeteries firmly believe in honoring in perpetuity those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country," said Larry D. Kay, Executive Director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, "I encourage everyone to attend a Memorial Day ceremony or participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm on Memorial Day. It's the least we can do for these brave, gallant men and women.”
The events and times at the five State Veterans Cemeteries are as follows:
Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery 17357 Stars and Stripes Way
Bloomfield MO 63825
573-568-3871 Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm. Keynote speaker – BG Charles Kruse (Ret)
Higginsville Veterans Cemetery 20109 Business Hwy. 13
Higginsville MO 64037
660-584-5252 Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm. Keynote speaker – Bill Kolas, Mayor of Higginsville
Fort Leonard Wood Veterans Cemetery 25350 Highway H Waynesville, MO 65583 573-774-3496 Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm Keynote Speakers – BG Mark S. Spindler, Commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School Fort Leonard Wood; Luge Hardman, City of Waynesville; Sgt. Walter Dixon (Ret.), former POW
Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery 1479 County Road 1675
Jacksonville MO 65260
Phone: 660-295-4237 Ceremony begins at 9:00 am. Keynote speaker – Bryan Hunt, Deputy Director Missouri Veterans Commission & Army Veteran
Springfield Veterans Cemetery 5201 South Southwood
Springfield MO 65804
Phone: 417-823-3944 Ceremony begins at 1:30 pm. Keynote speakers – Al Michael, American Legion; Carl Detrick, Order of the Purple Heart
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 call 573-751-3779, online at, or


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