Jim Knotts

President & CEO of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington D.C.

“We’re really excited for people to be able to visit Perryville, Mo., to have a healing or educational experience similar to what they would have in Washington D.C.”

William “Jerry” Boykin

Lieutenant General, US Army

“Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial is going to be the most distinguished and fascinating site of its kind in the country. In addition to the black granite Vietnam Memorial Wall, there will be a museum that honors all veterans. Brilliantly conceived and beautifully constructed, this will draw Americans from all over the nation and visitors throughout the world with a single purpose in mind, to honor America’s veterans.”

Testimonials from Supporters of  Missouri's National Veterans Memorial


Jackie Smith

NFL Hall of Famer

“This is not just a project for us. This is a project for everyone who cares about this country, who cares about the military and who appreciates the sacrifices that have been made. It’s up to us to make sure that courage and selflessness like that is not forgotten.”

Harry Weber

Veteran and Sculptor

“This is an opportunity to give anyone who visits a sense of history.”

Dan Dierdorf

NFL Hall of Famer

"I am so happy to tell anyone who will listen about Missouri's National Veterans Memorial. What an undertaking and the progress to date is remarkable! As a Missourian, I am so proud that our state will be home to this shrine for our nation's heroes and will be visited by countless numbers of proud Americans.


Well done!"

Roger Staubach

NFL Hall of Famer

“As a Navy veteran, I am thrilled to support Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial. My fellow service men sacrificed a great deal—some giving the ultimate sacrifice—and I think a project like this Memorial is the perfect way to honor the legacy.”

Randy Alewel

BG (Retired)

“I want to thank all of our veterans who have selflessly served this great nation. The sacrifices they and their families have made have maintained the liberties and freedoms we all enjoy every day.  It was an honor to serve for 35 years in the Missouri Army National Guard alongside all other services during my deployments. Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial here in the Midwest is a unique memorial that helps us all to remember, honor, and thank our veterans and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. God bless America."

David Baker

President & CEO, Pro Football Hall of Fame

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame is dedicated to a mission that honors heroes of the game, preserves its history, promotes its values and celebrates excellence everywhere. We have a deep understanding and abiding appreciation for the efforts of Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial. Abraham Lincoln said, ‘A nation that does not honor its heroes shall not long endure.’ The commitment to create a special place to honor true heroes and to provide an environment for reflection to remember their noble sacrifice makes our families stronger, our communities closer and our country greater.”

Father Leo Spezia

Most Sacred Heart Parish – Eureka, MO

“Because of their courage and sacrifice, dedication and willingness to serve, they helped to keep my freedoms and liberties safe.  I owe a proper SALUTE for their honorable and faithful service.  From a grateful person, this is my way of extending hope, comfort and peace to them and their families.  I am honored and privileged to say that I enthusiastically approve of this most worthwhile tribute to them and to our country.”

Joe Gibbs

NFL Hall of Famer

Joe Gibbs Racing, Owner

“I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved with the Missouri National Veterans Memorial project. In my prayer time, I always pray for our soldiers fighting for us and I ask God to put a hedge of protection around them. I especially pray for our wounded veterans; I pray for their medical attention and for their families. We owe so much to those who have sacrificed so that we can enjoy our freedom.”

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His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Archdiocese of New York

 “The Bible tells us that remembering is so important.  Jesus at His Last Supper, on the night before he died, asked us to “do this in memory of me.” God is present here in our grateful and reverent remembrance of those so brave who gave so dearly.”

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