Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial is a newly formed, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Perryville, Mo., that is dedicated to honoring our nation’s veterans. The memorial began as the vision of several local veterans and citizens who wanted to honor and respect their fellow brothers-and-sisters-in-arms, including those currently serving.

It all started in 1968 when Jim Eddleman made a promise to himself in Vietnam: He would one day HONOR his comrades if he made it out alive.


How this project came to life…