Flag Day, celebrated annually on June 14, is one of the most patriotic days of the year, set aside to honor the United States Flag, symbol of our country and symbol of freedom to the world.
On this day the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial hosts an annual Flag Day Flag Retirement Ceremony honoring all veterans of all eras and especially the over 900– including three Medal of Honor recipients from the State of Missouri– who gave their lives in defense of South Korea.
In this sacred ceremony, one cotton cloth 48-star Korean era flag is respectfully retired using proper flag etiquette. A team of veterans bring forth the flag to be retired. As Taps are played and a rifle salute is fired the flag is burned according to official procedure. The American Legion Band adds sights and sounds to the occasion
This solemn and colorful public event takes place on Wednesday, June 14 at 10 AM at the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington Square Park on Pershing Road between Main and Grand.
Keynote Speaker is Vietnam Green Beret veteran and Missouri State Representative Dave Griffith.
The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial was designated the official Korean War memorial for the State of Missouri in Senate Bill No 656 signed by the Governor, July 14, 2020. For more information about MKWVM, visit mokoreanwarmemorial.org.