St. Charles County is recognizing military veterans with a pair of new projects, a new museum and a memorial at Veterans Tribute Park.
The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking information from the public until Dec. 31 for the Veterans Memorial Garden planned at Veterans Tribute Park, 1031 Kisker Road in Weldon Spring.
The Parks Department wants information regarding veterans from St. Charles County who were killed during active duty from WWI to current military conflicts.
"Right here on this knoll overlooking the lake, we're going to have a real park-like atmosphere, but we're going to memorialize these individuals who gave their lives for their country, who were from St Charles County, going back to the first World War and every war since," said St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann.
A current list of veterans is located online here where you can follow the instructions to contribute information about a veteran. Parks historian Pardis Zahedi can also provide information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Veterans Memorial Garden is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019.
In O'Fallon, construction continues on the St. Charles County Veterans Museum, which will feature the stories and missions of all veterans who served since St. Charles County began.
Curator Doris Keevin-Franke said the museum wants to collect more military photos and memorabilia.
"We really appreciate donations of anybody that doesn’t want to see their ancestor, their family member, their grandpa’s stuff just left in a box in the basement or thrown away when they’re gone, and here’s a chance for their family member to be shared with the world," said Keevin-Franke.
You can find information on the St. Charles County Veterans Museum website stcharlescountyveteransmuseum.com.