Saturday, May 17, 2014

Valhalla Cemetery Plans Remembrance Ceremony for Forgotten Veterans

On Saturday, 24 May, at 10:00 a.m., Valhalla Cemetery will transfer the remains of twenty-two
veterans who had died, been cremated, and then abandoned at the cemetery since 1924. These previously unclaimed ashes will be taken to Jefferson Barracks where they will finally be put to rest with long overdue full military honors. Everyone is invited to take part in this moving ceremony.

The South County U.S. Marine Corps League Color Guard/Rifle Team, the Boeing Concert Band and the Boeing Balladeers, and Don Gerspach, the Missouri Coordinator of the Missing in America Project, will be featured in the ceremony.

The cemetery is located at 7500 St. Charles Rock Road in St. Louis. Please bring a lawn chair for your comfort. For more information, call 314-863-3011.

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