Efforts are being made to hold the Korean War observance Saturday under shade trees at Krog Park.
The 60th anniversary of the cease-fire in Korea observance will begin at 10 a.m. The weather forecast is favorable, with a sunny sky.
Gov. Jay Nixon will speak, pay tribute to the Korean War veterans and lay a wreath at the memorial.
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer also will speak.
The complete program was listed in Wednesday’s Missourian.
The speakers’ platform and chairs will be placed in the park next to the memorial. It may be wise for people to bring their own lawn chairs. There will be some seating set up for people who attend.
Fifth Street will be closed to traffic in a two-block area, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Hancock Street next to the park will be blocked off at Sixth Street.
Parking will be permitted in the Mercy Doctors Building lot just across the street from the memorial. For those who need assistance from the parking lot, there will be golf carts for transportation.
Music by the Washington Brass Band will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The observance is being sponsored by Washington Chapter 324 of the Korean War Veterans Association.