“Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial was established to honor and welcome service men and women and their families. While we can never repay the sacrifices they made, this privately funded site offers a quiet place for healing in the heart of America.”
Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial is a large campus located in Perryville, Mo., dedicated to honoring all of America’s soldiers and their families. Our crowning achievement is America’s Wall, a full-scale black granite replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
The Grand Opening Celebration will
We recommend booking a hotel stay so you can enjoy both days of the Grand Opening Celebration. Several hotels are offering discounted rates if you mention Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial when you call to book your stay.
To book a room using our group rate, just mention Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial.
Please check back regularly for updates to event schedules.
Available all day
• Food vendors • Exhibits and displays • Huey Helicopter rides •
Saturday, May 18
This day is meant to be a celebration.
Grounds open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, May 19
This day is meant to be a day of remembrance and paying tribute.
Grounds open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed on Memorial grounds.
Only service animals used by the hearing and/or visually impaired are allowed on Memorial grounds. Please bring the proper means to clean up after your animal. A staff member or volunteer will help you if you need assistance.
• Fireworks and explosives
• Firearms and ammunition
• Barbecues or grills
• Coolers (see food, drinks and coolers policy)
• Outdoor speakers
• Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)
By visiting Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial, guests grant the Board and its representatives the right to film, record and/or photograph them without payment or consideration. As a guest, you release Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial, the Board and all of our media partners from any liability on account of such usage. Guests are welcome to take photos and film as long as they are not disruptive.
Any visitors making disruptive noise may be asked to leave. This includes yelling at inappropriate times, blasting loud music or causing disruptions that may affect other guests. This is especially important during remembrance activities, when visitors should maintain a high sense of decorum.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Smoking is strictly prohibited at the Wall. Cigarette butts must be discarded in appropriate receptacles. Failure to do so could result in your removal from the Memorial. After this event, the Memorial will return to a smoke-free campus.
Guests using profanity or abusive language, symbols or gestures may be asked to leave the Memorial.
We expect all guests to behave in a family-friendly manner. Please walk at all times while visiting the Memorial. Do not sit or stand on Memorial features.
By attending the Grand Opening Celebration, I release from liability and waive my right to sue Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial, their employees, officers, volunteers and Board members (collectively “MNVM”) from any and all claims, including claims of MNVM’s negligence resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation or travel to and from (including air travel) this event.
There are no tickets. Admission to the event is free. If you have the means, we ask that you explore ways you can donate to the Memorial. Click here to learn more on our main site.
Guests can begin arriving around 8 a.m. Events begin around 10 a.m., but please arrive early as we expect a high volume of traffic.
There is limited parking at the Memorial so we will have off-site parking with free shuttle service available both days of the event. Please check back later for more information.
There will be a variety of food truck vendors available both days. While we will have credit/debit card systems, please bring cash in case the network becomes to crowded and our systems to go down.
As this is an outdoor event, please plan accordingly. There will be tents, but we anticipate a large crowd, and not everyone will fit under the tents at once. These items are permitted:
• Lawn chairs
• Outdoor blankets
• Parasols or umbrellas
Yes. More info is coming soon.
To purchase a ride, please call 573-547-2035 or visit our Welcome Center during operating hours. The Welcome Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are $50 per person.
Directions from I-55
Or you can input our address into your GPS device:
1172 Veterans Memorial Pkwy.
Perryville, MO 63775