Learning beyond the classroom.
Reach into the past, immerse your students in the true cost of their freedoms.
School Field Trips
How it works
Depending on the size of your tour group, we’ll split students into rotating sections. Each group visits a feature at Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial where they’ll learn more about what the feature represents and its importance to our history.
Feature location & activity
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica
This group learns the history of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. along with an explanation of the draft. Volunteers will also try to find and point out individuals on the wall that are from the same county as visiting students.
Honor Flag Memorial
The Honor Flag Memorial is a large display etched with iconic war scenes. A 50 ft. flagpole towers above the Honor Flag Memorial, and personalized pavers recognizing veterans and troops line the ground. The Honor Flag Memorial features five panels that represent the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Students learn a brief history of each branch, the evolution of war machinery and major U.S. conflicts.
In the event room, students will watch a video that covers how the Memorial was founded and its significance to the region. The video also conveys the emotional impact the campus has had on local and visiting veterans.
All ages are welcome to Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial. We adjust content depending on the age group. For more information about how we tailor tours to different age groups, call and speak to our school tours coordinator.
Ideally, school tours last about an hour and fifteen minutes, but the time is flexible.
Our parking lot is large enough to hold several buses as well as volunteer and visitor vehicles.
There are no entrance fees at Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial. Instead, we ask instructors send students home with information about the Memorial so their parents and relatives can learn about our campus and goals.