Veterans Events

Up Next - Memorial Day Ceremony 

Join us for a livestreamed Memorial Day Ceremony at 10AM on May 31, 2021. The service will include the display of our Flags of Valor, a wreath laying ceremony, and a brief Memorial Day address. Just visit the City of Manchester's Facebook page ( to tune in to the ceremony.

Kaufman Fund "Food 4 Vets" Food Distribution

"The Kaufman Fund is proud to announce our second Food 4 Vets program to support food insecure Veterans in our community on Saturday, June 19 from 9AM - 12PM at the Arnold Food Pantry (2024 Key West Dr., 63010). 

We're excited to partner with the Arnold Food Pantry - one of the largest in the region.

Our June event is set up to feed 90 Veteran families with each who signs up receiving approximately 10 days of food for their household. Once the Veteran is in the system they will be able to get food on a monthly basis.

Veterans who need food assistance can register here for our June 19th event.  This event is reserved specifically for Veterans and their families."

2019 & 2020 Veterans Outreach Activities

Veterans Resource Event

The City of Manchester in partnership with the Missouri Job Center hosted our first Veterans Resource Event on February 27th at Manchester United Methodist Church. This event featured more than 40 organizations who came together to offer services to Veterans. They represented a variety of sectors such as housing, energy assistance, transportation, MO State, the V.A., legal, education, food and entrepreneurial services. 

Veterans Breakfast

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!
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POW/MIA Recognition Day

On September 20th, Manchester highlighted POW/MIA Recognition Day by hosting a Missing Man Ceremony at our Veterans Memorial in Margaret Stoecker Park (222 Henry Ave.). This event included guest speakers who led the community through a recognition ceremony honoring those men and women who are POWs or MIA. The Missing Man table was also featured in Schroeder Park and Tucker’s Restaurant in Manchester.
(View the Program Here)

July 4th

In addition to the fantastic Manchester Fireworks Display and Concert celebrating Independence Day, several members of the community along with Mayor Mike Clement and Police Chief Scott Will met with Veterans and the city treated them to a free hamburger and a beer cooked by the local Lions Club.

Memorial Day

On May 27th the city hosted a service of remembrance at the Veterans Memorial (222 Henry Ave.). This event featured the posting of colors by the American Legion Post 208 Honor Guard, an ensemble of musicians the Manchester Community Band, a vocal performance by Elizabeth Lakamp, the presentation of memorial wreaths, an address by Legion Commander Michael Beasley, and a special visit by an American Bald eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary. This ceremony gave the community an opportunity to express gratitude for the high price that is paid in national conflict and to say "Thank you" to those who serve.  
(View Summary Here)

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