On July 2, O’Fallon will be hosting a procession in honor of the Remembering Our Fallen memorial as it travels to its final stop during the Fourth of July weekend. The community is invited to attend this procession, which includes a police escort followed by National American Veteran (AMVETS) Riders, a Lowe’s truck and the Remembering Our Fallen truck with a wrapped trailer containing the memorial.
The procession begins at 8:15 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Walk and will proceed down Belleau Creek Road. It will then turn onto Mexico Road and travel past the O’Fallon Lowe’s. From there, the procession will turn onto Highway K, continue down Main Street, and turn right onto Tom Ginnever, ending up at the Heritage & Freedom Fest grounds. The public is encouraged to stand anywhere along the route leading up to the festival grounds and welcome this memorial to O’Fallon.
In partnership with Lowe's Home Improvement, a highly emotional exhibit Remembering Our Fallen will be displayed at Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2–4, 2021, in O'Fallon, MO. The touring memorial reminds visitors of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform.
Remembering Our Fallen includes 34 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of more than 5,000 of our nation’s military Fallen since September 11, 2001. The memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in late 2017.
This national memorial also includes Tribute Towers to recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases. And those who return from war with the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress and succumb to suicide are included on Tribute Towers to recognize the tragedy of Post-Traumatic Stress.
Help connecting with Gold Star Families
Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families to include every single American who has died since September 11, 2001, in The War on Terror. There is no fee to families. They are asked to visit the web site: www.RememberingOurFallen.org and provide basic information and two photos of their Fallen loved one.
Veterans Resources in O'Fallon, Missouri
O’Fallon Veterans Assistance Office
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except holidays)
1st floor, O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall)
The Veterans Assistance Office is staffed by U.S. military veterans who are dedicated to helping all U.S. military veterans and their families regarding eligibility or entitlement to VA benefits. Any veteran or family member in need of information regarding military benefits is welcome.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Veterans Assistance Office is requesting walk-ins make an appointment until further notice. There are volunteers staffing the office to respond to emails and calls requesting assistance or information. Please contact us if you need help.
If you leave a message, be sure to leave your name, rank, telephone number, email address and a brief description of the issue you need help with.