For Memorial weekend, American Legion Post 624 and?Lake Media are presenting Remembering Our Fallen, a touring photo display honoring the 137 members of the military from Missouri, including three from the lake area, who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone since Sept. 11, 2001.


Remembering Our Fallen | May 23-29

For Memorial weekend, American Legion Post 624 and?Lake Media are presenting Remembering Our Fallen, a touring photo display honoring the 137 members of the military from Missouri, including three from the lake area, who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone since Sept. 11, 2001.

Why you should go
The memorial is a touching tribute for families who have lost someone as well as for the public.
“It was a wonderful ceremony and we, here in Missouri, are very proud of our soldiers. This display has helped to make the rest of the state know them, too. Thank you, again, for keeping our loved ones as a face and not just a name,” from the mother of a fallen soldier - Matthew Murchison - written about the tribute at www.rememberingourfallen.org.

Where
The tribute is scheduled to arrive at American Legion Post 624 around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 23 from its previous display site in Lebanon. The memorial will be escorted from the Laclede County line to the Post at 852 American Legion Dr. in Sunrise Beach by the American Legion Riders and Combat Vets Association. As the motorcade comes up Hwy. 5, the public is encouraged to line the route to honor the service people who have given their lives for our country.

Display schedule
An unveiling ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24. Families of local service people who were killed will be special guests. The display will then be open to the public until 4 p.m.
The tribute will be on display at the Post for the next five days to give the public time to pay their respects. It will be open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, May 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.
On Memorial Day, May 28, it will be open 7-10:30 a.m. It will be closed for the Post's regular Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. which is held in memory of those who have served and fallen in all conflicts. The display will reopen at noon and close at 2 p.m.
The last day the display will be open in the lake will be Tuesday, May 29. It will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.