VETERANS WALL OF HONOR

Veteran's Wall of Honor     MAAPS is proud to honor our veterans, past and present, with the Veteran's Wall of Honor. Located on the former Malden Air Base (now Malden Regional Airport and Industrial Park), the Wall was officially unveiled during ceremonies held May 24, 2003. Name plates featuring black lettering on vintage gold background are now available for a donation.

      All U. S. servicemen and servicewomen who were honorably discharged, living or deceased, or are currently active duty are welcome to add their names to the Veterans Wall of Honor. We also welcome the foreign students who received their military training at Malden Army Airfield and Malden Air Base, and who have never fought in any kind of combat against the United States. Information on the name plates is featured below.

Unveiling ceremonies held May 24, 2003.     The memorial features three separate walls built of bricks used in the original construction of the base during World War II. The bricks are from the chimney of Building #253, an aircraft maintenance building during military times. The chimney was taken down early in 2002 and MAAPS members spent countless hours cleaning the bricks for use in the Wall.

      Many local men and women assisted in the various stages of construction. From donations by local businesses to the bricklaying expertise of Chuck Owens, Rodger Owens and Robert (Bob) Owens. Thank you to all the fine folks who helped in many ways to make the Honor Wall a reality. See the wall under construction here.

     It is our desire that the Wall of Honor becomes a place for all of us to visit and offer thanks to those who placed their lives in harm's way to protect our many freedoms. To visit the wall, turn into the main entrance to Malden Industrial Park (Arnold Blvd.) and drive straight ahead to the large flagpole at the "Y" junction. A parking area is located just west of the flagpole and the Wall of Honor.


In November 2005, the Veterans Wall of Honor achieved a goal of having over 300 nameplates displayed and in 2013 we are nearing the 500th nameplate.  Thanks to all for your support and honor to Veterans. Future plans include plant shrubbery and to add benches. MAAPS wishes to have a serene, well-kept area to honor all Veterans. Ideas for landscaping and donations to the project would both be sincerely appreciated.

 

 

VETERANS WALL OF HONOR
NAME PLATES

 

        Name plates for the Veterans Wall of Honor are now available. The 6-inch by 2-inch black lettering on vintage gold name plates are now available for a minimum donation of $50. This includes the plate and engraving of three lines of lettering. Each line is limited to 22 characters which includes letters, numbers, and spaces.

     
 All U. S. servicemen and servicewomen who were honorably discharged, living or deceased, or are currently active duty are welcome to add their names to the Veterans Wall of Honor. We also welcome the foreign students who received their military training at Malden Army Airfield and Malden Air Base, and who have never fought in any kind of combat against the United States. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Barbara Crayne at 573-276-2279 or contact MAAPS online.

The three lines below are a suggestion for your plaque's information.

 

Line 1: Rank & Name
Line 2: Years of Service, Medals
Line 3: Branch of Service and/or War

 

             You may wish to include other appropriate information such as: KIA, MIA, POW.

Note! Please place orders early since the printing process does take some time.

 

View the Honor Wall under construction.
View Unveiling Ceremony photos.

 


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Malden Industrial Park Office
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Malden, Missouri 63863
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