Historical Society sets Memorial Day service for Monday

The Sappington-Concord Historical So-ciety will conduct its annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Memorial Park, Gravois and Sapping-ton roads.

The ceremony will take place in front of the granite stone monument that lists the names of 171 men and women of the community who served their country during World War II.

Memorial Day services have been conducted at the site since the monument was dedicated May 25, 1995.

The Joint Color Guard from Scott Field again will be present to present the colors. This group represents all branches of the armed services, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard and each member will wear the dress uniforms of the unit he represents and carry his unit flag.

Select members of the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band will perform at this year’s celebration.

One of the renditions will be “A Salute to the Armed Forces,” a medley of tunes representing each branch of the military.

Veterans will be asked to stand and be recognized when their song is played.

Cmdr. Mike Bruckmann of the U.S. Naval Reserve will be the featured speaker. Representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present national awards to several members of the His-torical Society.

After the service, which is open to the public, a reception will take place in the auditorium of the St. Lucas United Church of Christ, 11735 Denny Road. Historical displays will be featured.

Johnny’s Market will allow parking on its lot, but requests that cars be parked to the rear as to not interfere with customer parking.

Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. No seating will be provided by the society.