The Missouri National Veterans Memorial, 1172 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. in Perryville, is the perfect family day trip for those wanting a moment to remember and honor fallen veterans.
A full-scale black granite model of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial identical to the Washington, D.C., monument is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 soldiers who died or remain missing. Also on the 46-acre site is a welcome center and museum that serves to educate visitors about the history of the Vietnam War. All features are wheelchair accessible.
There is no entry or parking fee, but a $10 donation per person is appreciated. The memorial wall and other outdoor areas have year-round access, day and night. The welcome center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.