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Groups Raising Money for Memorial Honoring Soldiers Killed During Recent Wars

May 30, 2011 Downtown, Events/Meetings, History/Preservation 14 Comments

 

ABOVE: St. Louis' memorials to WWII, Korea & Vietnam

Memorial Day is a somber day for many who’ve lost loved ones to war:

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation’s Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to honor the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers. (History.com)

St. Louis’ war memorials stop at the Vietnam war but we’ve clearly been involved in more wars since so we have more men & women to honor.  The Missouri Military Memorial Foundation is working to raise money for  a memorial to honor Missouri soldiers who have lost their lives during recent wars:

We consist of a group of dedicated volunteers (family & friends of fallen military personnel) raising money to build a memorial for our fallen heroes of Missouri. This will be in downtown St. Louis, Missouri in front of Soldiers Memorial (location has been approved). Join us in creating something beautiful to remember our fallen soldiers, of Missouri, who were Killed in Action or a casualty of War during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom or the Desert Storm/Desert Shield Wars.

The MMMF is working in conjunction with the American Gold Star Mothers to raise the funds for the memorial.  Veteren’s Day is November 11th.

– Steve Patterson

  • Alfred Fickensher

    Steve, are you aware that there is a Korean War memorial located at the edge of the gardens at the entrance of the Jewel Box in Forest Park?
    alf

  • Alfred Fickensher

    Steve, are you aware that there is a Korean War memorial located at the edge of the gardens at the entrance of the Jewel Box in Forest Park?
    alf

    • http://urbanreviewstl.com/ Steve Patterson

      I didn’t know that.

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  • http://urbanreviewstl.com/ Steve Patterson

    I didn’t know that.

  • Fozzie

    Since it took nearly sixty years for a befitting monument to be built in DC for WWII, maybe this group ought to pace themselves to do a monument “right,” not quickly.

  • Fozzie

    Since it took nearly sixty years for a befitting monument to be built in DC for WWII, maybe this group ought to pace themselves to do a monument “right,” not quickly.

    • http://urbanreviewstl.com/ Steve Patterson

      The fundraising and planning will take years, I think they want to do it right.

  • http://urbanreviewstl.com/ Steve Patterson

    The fundraising and planning will take years, I think they want to do it right.

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  • http://www.amomblogger.com Jennifer | AMomBlogger.com

    Hi there. My name is Jennifer Jerome and I’m with the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation. Chris Andrews is the Founder, a Gold Star Mother, and mother of fallen military personnel SGT Amanda Pinson (KIA 3.16.06). I just wanted to address any concern that we are rushing through this monument. With the epic project that we have ahead of us, it will take years to complete… and if we so happen to complete it before these conflicts come to an end we will have a space available to add any names of those who make the ultimate sacrifice after-the-fact. We also have a prestigious Advisory Board (those affiliated on many levels with prior or present military affiliation(s)) who further guide us on what we should or should not do in situations like these so it is being handled with the utmost respect. We take our mission very seriously and refuse to give it anything, but 110% respect.

    Steve, I want to personally thank you for writing about our 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Every bit of media that we receive further assists us in getting our mission solved so that those fallen military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice are  remembered & honored for generations to come. We have an upcoming event at Forest Park called the 5K Walk for the Heroes where many family & friends are coming together to show their pride & patriotism. The website, for the event, can be found at http://5K.MissouriMilitary.org

  • http://www.amomblogger.com Jennifer | AMomBlogger.com

    Hi there. My name is Jennifer Jerome and I’m with the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation. Chris Andrews is the Founder, a Gold Star Mother, and mother of fallen military personnel SGT Amanda Pinson (KIA 3.16.06). I just wanted to address any concern that we are rushing through this monument. With the epic project that we have ahead of us, it will take years to complete… and if we so happen to complete it before these conflicts come to an end we will have a space available to add any names of those who make the ultimate sacrifice after-the-fact. We also have a prestigious Advisory Board (those affiliated on many levels with prior or present military affiliation(s)) who further guide us on what we should or should not do in situations like these so it is being handled with the utmost respect. We take our mission very seriously and refuse to give it anything, but 110% respect.

    Steve, I want to personally thank you for writing about our 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Every bit of media that we receive further assists us in getting our mission solved so that those fallen military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice are  remembered & honored for generations to come. We have an upcoming event at Forest Park called the 5K Walk for the Heroes where many family & friends are coming together to show their pride & patriotism. The website, for the event, can be found at http://5K.MissouriMilitary.org

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