Boeing and McDonnell Douglas veteran employees, employees, retirees and friends are invited to attend our annual St. Louis Site Veteran Recognition Events noted in the left column. Guests may visit the Veterans Honor Wall throughout the year, and are encouraged to visit between the months of June-Aug when our Boeing Prologue Room is open to the general public. A St. Louis site, Veterans Plaza Map provides general direction to the Honor Wall location.
The Boeing St. Louis Employee Veterans Honor Wall stands as a shining monument recognizing St. Louis Veteran employees and retirees who have served with honor and distinction in the United States Armed Forces.
The Honor Wall has its roots in the annual Veterans Recognition Ceremonies that began in the 1990s at the St. Louis site. In 2004, the idea for a permanent Honor Wall began to take shape and on November 11, 2005 the Honor wall was dedicated. It has special significance for all Boeing employees who provide today's men and women in uniform with the products and services they need to successfully complete their missions -- returning home safely to their families and communities. The project took 15 months from design to dedication, and could not have been completed without the vision of the St. Louis Veterans Task Force, the spirit and hard work of its members, and the unfailing support of Boeing St. Louis Site Leadership. An outline of the Veterans Task Force and recognition events is available here.
The Honor Wall consists of seven-foot-high, circular stainless-steel walls divided into five segments. The names and branches of service of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas St. Louis veteran employees are displayed on dog-tag shaped plaques fastened to the wall with rivets -- a key component in the construction of aircraft and other Boeing products manufactured at the St. Louis site. Between each of the five walls is a flagpole for each branch of the United States Military. The Honor Wall is illuminated at night. A fountain stands at the center, and benches invite visitors to rest and reflect on the contributions made by our veteran employees, and all those whose sacrifices protect the freedoms we enjoy.
The Honor Wall includes the names of current and former U.S. Armed Forces veteran employees of the Boeing / McDonnell Douglas St. Louis site. New names are added to the Honor Wall on a semi-annual basis. A list of submitted veteran employee names is maintained at the Honor Wall Site. New names may be added by submitting the completed Veteran Employee Honor Wall Authorization Form (PDF file - Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view file).
The Boeing St. Louis Veterans Task Force organizes and hosts three annual recognition events for Boeing / McDonnell Douglas St. Louis employees and retirees. The events, held at Veterans Plaza or inside Bld 100 in the Boeing Prologue area and auditorium are: Armed Forces & Memorial Day Observance in May, National POW/MIA Recognition Day in September, and the Veterans Recognition Ceremony in November.
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