following the Salute to Veterans Parade a Military Ceremony will be held at the Columbia College Athletic Field, Columbia,
Missouri. The Columbia Community Band plays, the Honored Guests on the platform are
introduced to the crowds, along with veterans of WWII and military recruiters. Wreaths
will have been placed at the Memorials to the Veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam at
the Courthouse and at the Desert Storm Memorial at the Columbia Cemetery. A speech on the meaning of Memorial Day will be
given by the ranking military officer Honored Guest, followed by Amazing Grace
by the Boone County Fire Protection District Bagpipers, a 21-Gun Salute by the VFW and
then Echo Taps will bring to an end the 6-day Salute to Veterans Celebration.