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Veterans, active military honored at the 2021 Missouri State Fair

Rolla Daily News - 7/30/2021

Jul. 30—Join in celebrating the men and women who have served or are serving the amazing country at the daily Military Flag Retreat Ceremony, sponsored by Capital Materials, Retrieving Freedom, Inc. and Starline Brass.

A total of eleven veterans/active duty service members from Missouri were selected from nominations received across the state to be honored in a Military Flag Retreat ceremony.

This event will take place daily at the Missouri State Fair near the Centennial Entrance.

The following individuals will be honored at the Fair this year:

5 p.m., Aug. 12Donald L. Barbour; Sedalia (Army National Guard/Reserves — Private)

6 p.m., Aug. 13Donald Klein; Smithton (Army — Sergeant)

6 p.m., Aug. 14Jim Gaertner; Sedalia (Army — Sergeant)

6 p.m., Aug. 15John Cover, Sr.; Sedalia (Navy — Petty Officer)

6 p.m., Aug. 16John Morlock; Eldon (Army — Staff Sergeant)

6 p.m., Aug. 17David Dickey; St. Louis (Coast Guard — Lt. Commander)

7 p.m., Aug. 18Jack Sandwith; Slater (Army)

6 p.m., Aug. 19Burt Ewing; Lee's Summit (Air Force — Lt. Colonel)

6 p.m., Aug. 20Marilyn Villegas; Odessa (Air Force — Senior Airman)

6 p.m., Aug. 21Michael H. Pollard; Turney (Army — Sergeant)

5 p.m., Aug. 22Bill Martensen; Syracuse (Army — Private)

Come on out, Aug 12-22, to honor these amazing veterans and active military members during Our Missouri Celebration at the 2021 Missouri State Fair.


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