Memorial Day At Jefferson Barracks

5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony 5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
The grave marker of the late, long-time St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck is decorated with a wooden Cardinal bird and a 2012 World Series banner on Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary in St. Louis on May 28, 2012. Buck, a member of the broadcaster wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, died in 2002. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony 5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony
Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
Civil War reenactors march during Memorial Day ceremonies at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary in St. Louis on May 28, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony 5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony 5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony 5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
A visitor to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary stands over the grave marker of a loved one on Memorial Day in St. Louis on May 28, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
A visitor to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary takes a photograph of the brand new section of burial plots on Memorial Day in St. Louis on May 28, 2012. The cemetary averages 5-10 funerals per day. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
A visitor walks through the new section of fresh burial plots at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary on Memorial Day in St. Louis on May 28, 2012.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary
A visitor walks through the new section of fresh burial plots at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary on Memorial Day in St. Louis on May 28, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
A visitor walks through the new section of fresh burial plots at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary on Memorial Day in St. Louis on May 28, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony (KMOX/Brett Blume)
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