Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial hosts Veterans Day ceremony

Earlier this morning, the Missouri National Veterans Memorial in Perryville held a ceremony to honor veterans
Published: Oct. 24, 2023 at 9:04 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 12, 2023 at 2:36 PM CST
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PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial in Perryville hosted a Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11.

The event was open to the public and started around 11 a.m.

Attendees were encouraged to bring family members to the ceremony to show appreciation and gratitude for the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Marvin L. Hill was this year’s speaker.

According to MNVM, CMS Hill was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Valor, Combat Action Badge and many others.

MNVM also unveiled the museum’s newest item, a 1954 Willy’s Jeep, which was refurbished by instructors and students at Perryville Area Career & Technology Center.

The Missouri National Veterans Memorial has more than 58,000 names on the wall.

Honoring Heartland veterans with Executive Director of Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial/USMC Veteran, Rae Lynn Munoz