Veterans Events

Annual Events & Activities

Hometown Heroes Banner Program Deadline (4/1/2023)

Veterans Food Drive (5/19/23-6/9/23)

Help out veterans in need.  Donated items will go to H.E.R.O.E.S. Cares, an organization that aids military families in the St. Louis area. Donation bins will be available at City Hall, Justice Center and Parks Building.

Memorial Day Ceremony (5/29/23)

Join us at the Veterans Memorial in Margaret Stoecker Park for a service of remembrance. This special event will include a wreath laying ceremony and an opportunity to express our gratitude for the high price that is always paid in national conflict. 

July 4th Celebration Veterans Tent (7/4/23)

Stop by Schroeder Park on July 4th for a free concert in the park and a spectacular fireworks show! We will also have tickets for any veteran for a complimentary drink and hot dog!

Homecoming Veterans Tent (9/8/23 - 9/10/23)

POW/MIA Recognition Day (9/15/23)

The City of Manchester will be hosting a service in recognition of POW/MIA Day at the Veterans Memorial in Margaret Stoecker Park. This includes a Missing Man Table Ceremony and the posting of the Manchester collection of Flags of Valor.

Hometown Heroes Banners to be displayed in the Courtroom Gallery (11/1/23)

Veterans Day Proclamation at the Board of Aldermen Meeting (11/6/23)

Veterans Day

Manchester recently held a complimentary breakfast for Veterans at the American Legion Post #208 in recognition of Veterans Day. This annual event is held from 7 to 10 am each year on Veterans Day and this year the city served over 130 regional Vets!

Flags of Valor

The City of Manchester is the proud caretaker of a collection of flags from the 2016 Flags of Valor display which were flown on Art Hill in Forest Park. Each of these flags holds the dog tag and photo of an American Service Member who died in theater in the War on Terror since 9/11/2001.  These flags will be on display at the Veterans Memorial in Margaret Stoecker Park on the following dates:

  • Vietnam War Veterans Day (3/29/23) 
  • Memorial Day (5/29/23)
  • D-Day (6/6/23)
  • Flag Day (6/14/23)
  • PTSD Awareness Day (6/27/23) (PTSD Flag Only)
  • Independence Day (7/4/23)
  • Purple Heart Day (8/7/23)
  • Patriot Day (9/11/23)
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day (9/15/23)
  • Veterans Day (11/11/23)

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