Ceremony to commemorate end of the year of the Armistice Day Centennial

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Date(s) - 05/23/2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Heights

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For the end of the year of the Armistice Day Centennial, a special ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 23rd at 5:30 p.m. 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.

World War I, called ‘The War To End All Wars’, ended one hundred years ago. The Mid County Veterans Memorial Committee wishes to specially honor those from Brentwood who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Richmond Heights placed special centennial plaques for those in WWI who were killed in action; most of whom now have streets in Richmond Heights named after them, such as Goff, Winzenberg, Lile, Rupert, and Gray. Many others served from Maplewood, Brentwood, Rock Hill, and Clayton.
The Goff Moll post of the American Legion in Brentwood is named after two young men killed in WWI, one being Joseph Moll, who died shortly before the Armistice was declared.

A plaque at the VFW Post 3500 on Big Bend Blvd, originally located at the cannon memorial on Arlington Drive, also honors those who served in WWI. See the complete list of names at www.vetsmemorial.org.

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