2023 Memorial Day Service

If you are looking for a nearby Memorial Day service – then this is probably where you want to go.

The 28th Annual Sappington-Concord Historical Society Memorial Day Service, will take place on Memorial Day (Monday, 5/29) on the Green at St. Lucas UCC church (11735 Denny Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126). The service will commence promptly at 9:00 am, so be sure to arrive on time. Feel free to bring a lawn chair for your comfort.

The program schedule includes:

  • Invocation and Benediction by Rev. Brad Urban, Prince of Peace UCC
  • Distinguished Guest Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), US Army Rhonda Evenson
  • Performance by the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band
  • Vocalist Ms. Lauren Hoggatt
  • Honor Guard presentation by the St. Louis Marine Corps League
  • Vintage Stearman Biplane Flyover
  • Patriot Guard Riders paying homage to the fallen
  • Solemn Last Roll Call
  • Release of Doves of Peace by the Mount Pleasant Pigeon Club
  • Eagle "Liberty" by the World Bird Sanctuary
  • Echo Taps performed by the Moolah Drum Corps
  • Ms. Violet Brooks honoring POW-MIA
  • Memorial Wreath Laying ceremony
  • Master of Ceremony: Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Randy Ottinger (Retired)

Memorial Day serves as a poignant reminder for all of us to honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in the armed forces. This time-honored tradition traces its roots back to the Civil War, and it's only fitting that we dedicate a moment each year to express our gratitude and recognize the freedoms they fought to protect.