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Here's where you can honor service members this Memorial Day

A young boy carries a rose at a Vietnam Memorial Ceremony near Branson, Missouri at the College of the Ozarks. 2015
Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau | Flickr

Over this Memorial Day weekend, many people through the St. Louis area and around the nation will pause to honor military service members.

Some ceremonies are designed specifically to remember those who died in the line of duty, while others will celebrate all service members, past and present.

This weekend also marks the unofficial start of summer, as many schools adjourn and travelers set out for a multitude of destinations.

In Missouri, the Department of Transportation will limit construction work zones between noon on Friday, and 9 a.m., Tuesday.

Throughout the region, countless events will range from concerts to food fests. If it's honoring military service members that you're looking for, here are a few opportunities.

6 things to do over Memorial Day weekend


The Illinois Veterans Home’s annual Memorial Day Program
10:30 a.m. | Illinois Veterans Home, 1707 N. 12th St., Quincy, Illinois


St. Charles County Veterans Memorial Service Program
2 p.m. | St. Charles Memorial Gardens, 3950 West Clay St., St. Charles


Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Memorial Day Program
10:00 a.m. | Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis County

Belleville parade and cemetery ceremony
10 a.m. | Downtown Belleville

National Moment of Remembrance
3 p.m. | Wherever you are

Alton sunset ceremony
6:30 p.m.  | Alton National Cemetery, 600 Pearl St., Alton

What's closed?

City, state and federal government offices will be closed on Monday; there's no regular mail delivery or trash pickup. MetroBus and MetroLink will operate on the Sunday/holidayschedule

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Outreach specialist Linda Lockhart has been telling stories for most of her life. A graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, she has worked at several newspapers around the Midwest, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as a reporter, copy editor, make-up editor, night city editor, wire editor, Metro Section editor and editorial writer. She served the St. Louis Beacon as analyst for the Public Insight Network, a product of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media that helps connect journalists with news sources. She continues using the PIN to help inform the news content of St. Louis Public Radio. She is a St. Louis native and lives in Kirkwood.