About Us

Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial is a newly formed, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Perryville, Mo., that is dedicated to honoring our nation’s veterans. The memorial began as the vision of several local veterans and citizens who wanted to honor and respect their fellow brothers-and sisters-in-arms, including those currently serving.

Our mission

Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial’s mission is to pay tribute to all of our service men and women and their families and provide an environment for peaceful reflection.


how this project came to life...

One man’s promise

One of our founding members and largest donors, Jim Eddleman, fought valiantly in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam conflict.  He carried several – severely wounded – to the medevac helicopter.

Jim told himself in 1968, that if he survived, he would one day do something to honor his comrades and others who’ve served this country. Over the years, he experienced financial success and is now finally able to fulfill the pledge he made in Vietnam.


After talking with friends and fellow veterans, he decided that  Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial would be his way of providing a lasting tribute to America’s veterans.


In addition to his significant contribution to the memorial, as well as donating 46 acres of land that has been in his family for three generations, Jim hopes his story will be an inspiration for others to not just support the memorial, but honor those who have served.

Help Jim keep his word.

Support Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial

1172 Veterans Memorial Pkwy | Perryville, MO 63775


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