VETERANS HONOR PARK IN CHESTERFIELD ANNOUNCES DEDICATION CEREMONY: Admiral Phil Davidson to keynote event on May 3.
The City of Chesterfield is pleased to announce that the Veterans Honor Park Dedication Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 3. The ceremony will begin with a social at 5:30 pm, commenced by the flag raising at 6:00 pm, followed by a reception. Mayor Bob Nation and City Administrator Mike Geisel will deliver the opening statements for the keynote speaker, Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command. The park is located adjacent to the Chesterfield Amphitheater at 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
The Parkway Central High Band will perform several patriotic ensembles, including the Armed Forces Medley, the National Anthem, God Bless America and various marches. As an educational component, there will be Living Historians representing the veterans who have served throughout history. Veterans in attendance will receive a small token of appreciation for their service and there will be light refreshments available during the reception. This event is open to the public and free to attend.
Veterans Place Drive will be closed for the event, however, there will be handicap parking and seating will be available. RSVP’s are requested, but not required. Please contact Amanda Miller at 636.537.4711 if you plan to attend.
The Veterans Honor Park Committee met with the City in August 2012 to discuss a park that would honor past, present and future veterans from of all branches of the Armed Forces. The mission of the park was designed with the intent to educate people about the role of each branch, and to acknowledge their courage and the sacrifices made by the veterans and their families. The City of Chesterfield and the Veterans Honor Park Committee would like to extend a special thank you to all of the members of the Veterans Honor Park Committee, members of the City’s staff who have assisted them, AEP River Operations - a major donor, individual and corporate donors, as well as the St. Louis County Municipal Parks Grant Commission, which awarded approximately $525,000 toward the project.
The Veterans Honor Park offers a variety of donation opportunities including title sponsors, benches, and donor strips, as well as engraved pressed-concrete pavers. Details on all of the donation opportunities are available on the website, https://vhp.chesterfield.mo.us/donate.html.