Missouri Veterans Cemetery To Conduct Ceremony May 29
- Missouri Veterans Cemetery
- Higginsville, MO United States
The Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville will host a public Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29 starting at 1 p.m.
The ceremony will include remarks by Col. Gary D. Gilmore and TSGT Steven Twiggs (United States Air Force, Ret) will perform the national anthem.
Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was established as a day for Americans to honor those killed during the Civil War. After World War I Memorial Day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars.
Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1971 and is observed on the last Monday in May.
The cemetery is located at 20109 Business Highway 13. Phone (660) 584-4830.