2016 Veterans Memorial Committee - Veterans Day Ceremony

    Sunday, November 13th, 2016 1:30 p.m.    


     In accordance with Veterans Day 2016, a special ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 13th at the Mid-County Veterans Memorial, located on the front lawn of THE HEIGHTS: The Richmond Heights Community Center and Memorial Library, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117.
    This year’s ceremony will be in recognition of the U.S.

Marine Corps.  There will be a special guest appearance by Sgt. Rocky Sickmann, USMC retired. Sgt. Sickmann was one of the hostages held captive in Iran for 444 days at the former U.S. Embassy.  Members of local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion Posts have been invited,

along with all local residents and the general public.
      There will also be an unveiling of a new statue to the 
Veterans garden.

2017 Veterans Day Ceremony
         
Sunday, November 12th at 1 p.m. 


   In honor of Veterans Day 2017, a special ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 12th at the Mid-County Veterans Memorial, located on the front lawn of THE HEIGHTS: The Richmond Heights Community Center and Memorial Library, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117.


    This year’s ceremony will be in recognition of the U.S. Air Force. Also, a Purple Heart City Award will be presented to Richmond Heights. Members of local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion Posts have been invited, along with all local residents and the general public.


     Reception will follow.

2013 Veterans Memorial Committee - Gazebo Dedication Ceremony

   Sunday, November 10th 2013     

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

2017 Memorial Day Observance
          
Thursday, May 25th at 5:30 p.m. 


     Join the Veterans Memorial Committee in honoring women in the military, both past and present. We will also pay special tribute to the late James Finger, former mayor of Richmond Heights and U.S. Army veteran. The ceremony will be held at the Mid-County Veterans Memorial Gazebo, located on THE HEIGHTS grounds, 8001 Dale Avenue. 

Veterans Memorial Committee

2015 Veterans Memorial Committee - Veterans Day Ceremony

   Sunday, November 8th, 2015 1 p.m.    


​          Sunday, November 8th we heard some inspiring stories about Veterans.
      The ceremony on that Sunday featured veteran, Dr. E. M. Croghan, Lieutenant U.S. Navy Dental Corps, father of resident, Pat Croghan. He told us of his father's time served, as a dentist in the military, and taught us "If you can't bite, you can't fight." It was evident how proud Mr. Croghan was of his father and the service he provided to our country.
     Away from the podium, you could hear stories being told of other loved veterans. A young man from Broken Bow, Nebraska named Mike Doheny, cousin of Brentwood resident, John Doheny, spent 8 years as a U.S. Marine, and eventually was headed for a tour in Iraq in August of 2007. He was KIA in December of 2007 when an explosive struck his vehicle. John Doheny and his family all around the country will remember and honor Mike this month and everyday. To read an article about Mike Doheny and his family, click here.

2013 Veterans Memorial Committee - Gazebo Groundbreaking Ceremony

   July 2013        

2016 Veterans Memorial Committee - Memorial Day Observance

    Thursday, May 26th, 2015 5:30 p.m.    


​      Thank you to all who attended the Memorial Day ceremony on Thursday, May 
26, 2016. On that day, the Veterans Memorial Committee hosted a Memorial Day Observance honoring the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Mayor Jim Thomson, Councilman Rick Vilcek, Chairman Ken Heinz, and others spoke of the wars and of the ultimate sacrifice made by many.