Time: 2 p.m. CST
Location: Gold Star Pavilion: 546 Bagby Road, St. Louis, MO 63125 (Please note: There is no physical address for the memorial as it’s within the park. The address provided is the closest physical address. The Memorial and Gold Star Pavilion are at the intersection of Gark & Bagby)
The structure and graphic work that will be engraved on the memorial is being completed as I type this. The excitement of seeing all of our hard work in honoring Missouri’s fallen military personnel come to light is INTENSE.
In the meantime, we have found out that we need another $6000 to get three beautiful flagpoles installed at the memorial. If you can find it in your heart to help us reach that goal we would be grateful. EVERY single dollar helps!
In order to donate, simply visit our website at www.MissouriMilitary.org and click on the “Donate Now” tab. You can use secure PayPal or submit the donation via USPS. Please make the check payable to the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation and submit it to:
MISSOURI MILITARY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
PO BOX 1772
FENTON, MO 63026
Back by popular request is our Buy-A-Brick Campaign where you can honor your own military hero by purchasing a brick for $200.00. All bricks ordered by the deadline will be installed this Spring (2017). This is a fantastic gift idea to honor someone that has passed, a Veteran that has served or a military personnel who is currently serving. The bricks are 8″x8″.
To order simply visit the following website and follow the prompts & directions listed. If you have any questions, please use our Contact Form so that we may further assist you.
The nine wall panels and all stars from the memorial design being built at the quarry.
Fun fact: Each of these monoliths (the wall portions in the back) are 2200lbs and will stand over 7′ tall when assembled. Total weight of back wall will be over 37,000lbs!
March 9, 2017 (Coast Guard portion of the wall)
March 10, 2017 (Marines portion of the wall)
March 13, 2017
(Marines portion of the wall)
March 13, 2017 (Air Force portion of the wall)
March 14, 2017 (Marine section of the wall being stood up and relocated into line)
March 23, 2017 (Cap for stars being designed and view of back wall)
THE FINAL DESIGN WILL LOOK LIKE THIS WHEN IT IS COMPLETE:
Please note that we are currently searching for photos of the Missouri military personnel who we are honoring (please see our Memorial page here) that were either killed in action or a casualty of war during Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom to be displayed on the memorial monument.
What we’re looking for:
A high resolution (200-300 dpi) official military (bust) photo. You can have the photo scanned at any UPS (or other office) store. Please use our contact form to let us know that you have one you would like to submit for the memorial monument and we will instruct you on how to do so. The deadline is December 31, 2016.
Remember Ella? Ella raised $3003 for the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation last year simply by having a lemonade stand outside of her home. You may remember a post we made about her when she made the local news. Well, she’s back at it again and this time…this time her goal is even higher. Ella’s goal for this year is a whopping $9000!
This young lady inspires all of us at the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation. As our President & Founder always says, “We need more Ella’s in this world“.
This years Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand begins on July 1st, 2016. You can visit Ella to try some of her delicious lemonade by making a donation. The address is 1510 River Birch Drive, St. Peters, M0 63376 and their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ellaslemonade so you can keep up on what days she’ll have her stand up & running.
If you can’t make it, but would still like to contribute to Ella’s efforts please send a check or money order to the address listed above with the check made payable to the MMMF or Missouri Military Memorial Foundation.
If you would prefer to make a donation online you can do so right here on our website using secure PayPal. Please be sure to enter a “note” that the donation should be counted towards Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand so we can add that to her total raised.
Ella, thank you so much for all you do. You’re such a wonderful young lady and we feel honored to call you our friend.