Thursday, July 11, 2024

Missouri State Fair Military Honoree Day

 

Date and Time

Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 18

  • Aug 8: 5:15 pm
  • Aug 9-17: 5:30 pm
  • Aug 18: 4:30 pm

Help us honor the men and women who have served or are serving our amazing country. The Missouri State Fair is accepting nominations for Veteran/Active Military Honoree of the Day, sponsored by Capital Materials, Retrieving Freedom, Inc., and Starline Brass.

Eleven veterans/active duty service members from Missouri will be chosen from the nominations and honored in a Military Flag Retreat ceremony to take place just outside the Historic Administration Building on the Fairgrounds.

This year’s honorees and their respective ceremony dates and times are:

  • Perry Burch of Columbia (Navy) – Aug. 8 at 5:15 p.m.
  • Jack Jackson of St. Albans (Marine Corps) – Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Edgar “Joe” Dayringer of Kearney (Marine Corps/Army National Guard) – Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Jack Cottrell of Grant City (Army) – Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Russell Miller of Columbia (Army) – Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Beau Williams of Hughesville (Army) – Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Greg McManus of Rogersville (Army National Guard) – Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Charlie Guthrie of Marshall (Navy) – Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Michael B. Garvey of Brookfield (Marine Corps) – Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Holli D. Meushke of Warrensburg (Air Force) – Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Gary Lee Earl of Jasper (Army National Guard) – Aug. 18 at 4:30 p.m.