O’Fallon honors its fallen heroes at Memorial Day events

Brigadier General Kenneth T. Bibb, Jr., Commander of the 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) was the guest speaker at the Veterans Monument ceremony. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

O’FALLON – The annual tradition of honoring the fallen veterans of O’Fallon at two different Memorial Day ceremonies continued this past weekend, despite rising temperatures and direct sunlight.

The first event took place at the City Cemetery. It was organized by the men and women of VFW Post #805 and featured Illinois VFW State Commander Jeff Hastings as the main speaker. Hastings discussed the origins of Memorial Day.

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