Veterans Best Practices Working Group

Mark Your Calendars: Veterans Day Ceremony and Opening of the Veterans Memorial Garden

Please download and share the attached flyer (PDF)

1-3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
Veterans Tribute Park, 1031 Kisker Rd., Weldon Spring, MO 63304

St. Charles County Government, the St. Charles County Veterans Committee and the St. Charles City Veterans Commission invite you to honor and recognize those who have served our country at this special ceremony that marks the opening of Veterans Memorial Garden at St. Charles County’s Veterans Tribute Park. 

Master of Ceremonies:
Councilman Mike Elam, District 3

Speakers:
County Executive Steve Ehlmann
Lt. Col. Samuel W. Kline, Fort Leonard Wood

Honor Wall Tribute:    
Mayor Dan Borgmeyer, City of St. Charles
Mayor Len Pagano, City of St. Peters
Mayor Nick Guccione, City of Wentzville

  • Patriotic children’s activities by the St. Charles County Parks Department, St. Charles City-County Library, and St. Charles County Veterans Museum

  •  “Support Our Troops Care Package Drive,” sponsored by the St. Charles County Government Veterans Best Practices Working Group

Overlooking the park’s two lakes, the garden includes a Veterans Memorial Plaza (rendering below) with the names of St. Charles County soldiers who died in service to our nation engraved on stone panels. A Tribute Walk leading up to the memorial will feature interpretive panels covering conflicts from the time St. Charles County was organized in 1812 to present day, along with plantings that bloom or have vibrant color at the end of each war.

Commemorative pavers for the Veterans Memorial Plaza area are still available from the St. Charles County Parks Foundation. For questions, please contact the Parks Department at 636-949-7535.  

About Us

"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."  - Alexander Hamilton

The Veterans Best Practices Working Group was established in 2014 by the authority of Ordinance 14.066 (PDF). The group exists to "foster an employment-friendly environment for those who have served in the armed forces of the United States," working to encourage businesses in the St. Charles County community to develop veteran-friendly employment practices, including St. Charles County Government, and to inform veterans seeking employment of opportunities and benefits.

Members 

  • Christina Follmer
    Navy Veteran
    Juvenile Justice
    Appointment Date: April 12, 2018
  • Officer Chris Doten
    Navy Veteran
    Law Enforcement Representative
    Appointment Date: July 6, 2017
  • Greg Farris
    Army Veteran
    Department of Corrections Representative
    Appointment Date: October 29, 2014
  • Scott L. Johnson
    Navy Veteran
    Assessor's Office
    Appointment Date: October 23, 2014
  • Officer Michael Keim
    Marine Veteran
    Police Department
    Appointment Date: December 14, 2016
  • Corporal Terry Martin
    Army Veteran
    Sheriff's Department
    Appointment Date: October 29, 2014
  • Crystal McMillan
    Army Veteran
    Public Health
    Appointment Date: April 9, 2018
  • John Roth
    Army Veteran
    Facilities Management
    Appointment Date: June 17, 2015
  • Keith Wheeler
    Air Force Veteran
    Community Development
    Appointment Date: April 9, 2018
  • Dennis Wiss
    Marine Corps Veteran
    Smartt Field Airport
    Appointment Date: October 23, 2014
  • Samantha Shadrach
    Director of Human Resources
    Appointment Date: October 19, 2018