Decorating the Unknown Soldiers Graves at Jefferson Barracks

We had excellent conditions and a decent turn out for the Retrieval of the Decorations today. It was truly a wise decision to delay our efforts.

We had members of several Posts and Auxiliaries from the 12th District and they have been instructed to submit their Activity Reports.

Retrieval of the Wreaths Across America is set for Noon today. All are invited to help with that effort as well.

We tried on the 14th and half of the first few broke at tge ground. On the 21st, we would have few days above freezing so we will do it then.

Sunday, 21 January at the Flag Circle. Rain or Shine, they will be collected.

REVISED; Due to frozen ground conditions, the retrieval has been reset to Sunday, 14 January at 9:00 AM, coffee and Donuts on hand. We will meet at the Old Flag Circle.

UPDATE !!!!!

Good Morning All and a very Happy New Year!

Please join us for clean up of our decorations for the graves of the Unknown Soldiers at Jefferson Barracks.

Clean up:     Saturday, January 6
Time:            9:00 a.m.
Where:         Administration Building, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

The Administration Building is on the right just inside the main gate.  Parking is in the rear of the building. We will need all the assistance we can muster to enable a quick retrieval.

Please be aware, temperatures are extremely cold and will not improve much by Saturday.  Therefore, please dress accordingly.  If any changes are necessary due to the weather, we will advise through this Posting.

Decorating the Graves of the Unknowns at Christmas time is a project taken on by the 12th. District Veterans of Foreign Wars of the State of Missouri. The date for decorating is Saturday December 2, 2017. The meeting place is the Administration Building at Jefferson Barracks which is just inside the main gate at the Cemetery. The time is 9:00 a.m. We will meet and have a short program and disperse from there. The reason for the project is to honor the Unknowns by a flower at the grave site. We also will need help removing the decorations. This will be done the second Saturday of January 13 2018. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. the 13 of January 2018 to do this as regulations do not allow the decorations to remain all winter. We need all the help we can get.There are over 3200 sites to decorate so the more the merrier.

JB Dec 24014

This is also a great Venue for Scouting Troops and other Organizations to work with.

Directions to Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. I-270 to Telegraph Road Exit. Travel North on Telegraph Road to third traffic signal and turn right onto Sheridan Road. This is the Main Gate to J.B. Administration Building is on the right. Parking is in rear of building.

As many Comrades come from all over, All VFW Posts from District 8 and District 9 are invited to assist. The Posts close by in Illinois are also invited. Also, Scouting Organizations and Other Youth Groups can find this as an excellent way of gaining their Community Service Credit.

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