Veterans Events

Second Food 4 Vets Program - Registration Open

The Kaufman Fund is excited to again partner with the Salvation Army for our second Food 4 Vets program of 2022.

This Food 4 Vets will distribute food on Friday, March 25th between 1PM - 3PM at The Salvation Army O'Fallon, 1 William Booth Dr., O'Fallon, MO 63366.  

Register by filling out the registration available HERE or through the red button below.  

All information is strictly confidential and is only used by The Kaufman Fund and the The Salvation Army O'Fallon. 

If you have any questions about this day or questions about the food pantry, or for any reason you are not capable of filling out the form, you may call Ricky Elcan, 314-200-5520 to help with registration.

As we've stated around previous F4V registrations - many Vets will shy away from getting help fearing that they're taking it from someone "more deserving".  This is a Veterans-only event and we have slots available for up to 2 Vets.  Help us max out this event and get the word out far and wide. 

We ask that you share this event info with any Veterans, Veteran organizations or even companies that are willing to help us get the word out.

Annual Events & Activities

Hometown Heroes Banner Program Deadline (4/1/2022)

Flags of Valor Photo Exhibition (5/16/22 - 7/9/22)

Memorial Day Ceremony (5/30/22)

Join us at the Veterans Memorial in Margaret Stoecker Park for a service of remembrance. This special event will include a wreath laying ceremony and an opportunity to express our gratitude for the high price that is always paid in national conflict. 

July 4th Celebration Veterans Tent (7/4/22)

Stop by Schroeder Park on July 4th for a free concert in the park and a spectacular fireworks show! We will also have tickets for any veteran for a complimentary drink and hot dog!

Homecoming Veterans Tent (9/9/22 - 9/11/22)

POW/MIA Recognition Day (9/16/22)

The City of Manchester will be hosting a service in recognition of POW/MIA Day at the Veterans Memorial in Margaret Stoecker Park. This includes a Missing Man Table Ceremony and the posting of the Manchester collection of Flags of Valor.

Hometown Heroes Banners to be displayed in the Courtroom Gallery (11/1/22)

Veterans Day Proclamation at the Board of Aldermen Meeting (11/7/22)

Veterans Day (11/11/22)

Manchester recently held a complimentary breakfast for Veterans at the American Legion Post #208 in recognition of Veterans Day. This annual event is held from 7 to 10 am each year on Veterans Day and this year the city served over 130 regional Vets!

Flags of Valor

The City of Manchester is the proud caretaker of a collection of flags from the 2016 Flags of Valor display which were flown on Art Hill in Forest Park. Each of these flags holds the dog tag and photo of an American Service Member who died in theater in the War on Terror since 9/11/2001.  These flags will be on display at the Veterans Memorial in Margaret Stoecker Park on the following dates:

  • Vietnam War Veterans Day (3/29/22) 
  • Memorial Day (5/30/22)
  • D-Day (6/6/22)
  • Flag Day (6/14/22)
  • PTSD Awareness Day (6/27/22) (PTSD Flag Only)
  • Independence Day (7/4/22)
  • Purple Heart Day (8/7/22)
  • Patriot Day (9/11/22)
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day (9/16/22)
  • Veterans Day (11/11/22)

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