You’re Invited to Attend our 61st Annual Veterans Memorial Service Program

Flag Placement

When: Wednesday, May 25 at 9:00 AM

Veterans Benefits Seminar, Lunch, and Cemetery Tour

Creating meaningful services to honor those who serve is just part of what you will experience.

Learn about veteran’s options and benefits that are available today while joining us for a complimentary lunch followed by a tour of St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

When: Thursday, May 26th at noon.

Where: Cave Springs – Click Here For Directions



Snow Cone Truck

When: Saturday, May 28th at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Ice Cream Truck

When: Monday, May 30th at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

All Memorial Day Events Will Be Held at St. Charles Memorial Gardens – Click Here For Directions

Call (636) 946-6935 For More Information

We are offering special Veterans Savings Discounts throughout the Month of May.

Veterans Benefits Available to honorably discharged Veterans:

From Baue & St. Charles Memorial Gardens

1. A FREE burial space at St. Charles Memorial Gardens
2. Exclusive savings for Veterans and their spouses when planning in advance.
3. Annual flag placement on Memorial Day

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Veterans Preplanning Savings during the month of May

Winter and Spring Update

At St. Charles Memorial Gardens, winter can be difficult on the lake and its residents. The swans are one of our concerns. We do feed them regularly to keep their energy up. When we get very cold temperatures and the lake totally freezes we then need to catch our swans and house them in swan shelter until warmer days arrive. We prefer not to catch the swans because of the stress on the birds. It is a delicate balance, but as long as we have open water we would most definitely prefer to leave them out.

We also are preparing our fountains to be set in place and put into service. We have multiple fountains in the cemetery and around the funeral home. We do shut them down in the winter due to freeze thaw conditions. The lake fountain is a year round fountain and does not get shut down unless we have a complete freeze.

Believe it or not, during this time of year we are already looking forward to our spring and summer flower selections that will be placed in beds throughout the grounds. These flowers are usually selected and ordered from the green houses in January. Our tulips were all planted last fall and our biggest challenge with our tulips is keeping the deer out of them. In early spring after unusually harsh winters the sprouting tulips can be a salad for our deer. We use a natural deterrent that smells like grapes to keep our fury friends out of our tulips. We do have a heart though, we will from time to time drop feed corn near their bedding areas to satisfy their hunger and keep them out of our beds.

Early spring is a great time for us to plant trees and shrubs so that they can slowly begin to come out of dormancy as the days warm up. We consistently replace trees and shrubs every year in our cemetery. End of winter early spring is a great opportunity to get that accomplished.

Because some winters and springs are wet, we have graves that need to be repaired with extra dirt due to the settling of dirt and air pockets that come out in the wet ground. We have teams that focus on these repairs daily. Our goal is to have them repaired before a family or visitor reports them. We do all we can to be proactive for the families whose loved ones are here with us.

Call (636) 940-1000 for more information

Community Churches Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival

Let’s Talk About Flag Day

How much do you know about Flag Day? Is it a holiday you observe? Why is it a holiday? For that matter, why isn’t it observed as a federal holiday, so we can all take the day off? We’ve got answers to everything you ever wanted to know about Flag Day and more!

  • When is Flag Day? Flag Day is observed every year on June 14th, although it’s not considered a federal holiday.
  • Why was that date chosen? June 14th is significant because on that day in 1777, the stars and stripes were designated by the Continental Congress as the official symbol of the United States of America, when they resolved “that the flag of the thirteen United States be Thirteen stripes alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
  • Has Flag Day always been a thing? Actually, no one observed Flag Day for about 100 years after the holiday was established. Then, in 1885, a patriotic young school teacher in Wisconsin named Bernard Cigrand brought a flag into his classroom, told his students that June 14th was the flag’s birthday, and asked them to write an essay on what the flag meant to them. For the rest of his life, Cigrand worked tirelessly, speaking publicly about the good that could come from a flag holiday, and writing pamphlets, articles, and books about American history and the importance of the flag. His efforts paid off, and by 1916, flag ceremonies on June 14th had become so common that President Woodrow Wilson designated Flag Day as an annual national event. It wasn’t until 1949, though, that June 14th was officially designated Flag Day, when President Harry S. Truman signed the holiday into law.
  • Why isn’t Flag Day a federal holiday? In 1968, when the Uniform Holiday Act was instituted to designate official federal holidays, Flag Day didn’t make the cut. We’re not sure why it didn’t, but then again, it doesn’t have the strength of tradition that holidays like Washington’s Birthday have, and it doesn’t have a strong backing force like MLK Day or Labor Day.
  • Does anyone get the day off for Flag Day? Sure! While it’s not a federal holiday, it is a state holiday in New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Why should we care about Flag Day? Americans love their flag, not just because of sentiment, but because it represents true sacrifice, by the founding fathers and by veterans who have served our nation selflessly throughout its history. The flag has undergone some changes, as it has adjusted to reflect the national status, but it still waves proudly, representing the American values of freedom and liberty throughout the world.

We love Flag Day, because we love the U.S.A! That’s why we have a special soft spot for veterans and their families. We love working with them to make sure they receive the honors they deserve, with a memorial that not only celebrates their lives, but also appreciates their service to our nation and the flag that so proudly represents it. If you’re a veteran, talk to us about how we can help you pre-plan a memorial that will reflect your personality and honor your service.

Keeping Memory in Memorial Day

Ah, Memorial Day! The first long weekend of summer, when millions of Americans celebrate with backyard parties, beach trips, parades and general revelry. But is that what Memorial Day is really about? In truth, this is a holiday meant for remembrance. It’s a somber occasion, thinking about those who have lost their lives for our country, and the families they left behind. For many families bereaved of a loved one who was serving in the armed forces, the celebrations on Memorial Day are a painful reminder of loss.

How do we honor the true meaning of Memorial Day? By acknowledging that real people, with hopes, dreams, and lives, fought and died for our freedoms. The picnics and parades are a wonderful way to celebrate those hard-won freedoms, but there must be a moment when the celebratory mood turns solemn, and we remember what’s been lost. The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution, passed in 2000, is meant to promote exactly that: At 3 p.m. local time, all Americans are called to voluntarily observe a moment of remembrance, either taking a moment of silence or listening to “Taps”. But beyond this token moment of respect, what can you do this Memorial Day to truly remember?

  • Ask a veteran about friends who were lost. Do you know someone who has survived combat? Talk to that person about their experience and the people who didn’t make it out alive. Ask questions sparingly, taking time to truly listen to the story and understand the experience.
  • Insert a tradition of remembrance into your family’s holiday. Maybe it’s a moment of silence, or singing the national anthem, or talking about soldiers and their sacrifices. Find something that will be meaningful for your family, and work it into your Memorial Day traditions.
  • Visit a cemetery that honors veterans. A cemetery where veterans receive honor and recognition is a good place for reflection, and the monuments can be a powerful reminder of the overwhelming sacrifices that have been made. If your loved one’s final resting place is at a cemetery, decorate his or her space. If not, you might want to bring flags or flowers to decorate the graves of those whose families haven’t done so.
  • Wear a poppy. Since just after World War I, poppies have been worn to symbolically honor those who died in service of our country. Sometimes, you can find crepe paper poppies sold by veterans’ charities, in order to raise money. If you can’t, creating these paper poppies at home with your children might be a great way to remind them what Memorial Day is all about.

  • Support military families. Military families endure great hardship in support of our nation, so the least we can do is give back some of that support. If you know a family whose loved one is deployed, invite them to join your Memorial Day celebration. If you know someone who has lost a loved one in combat, provide a listening ear. If you live in a community with military families, show your support in a tangible way, by offering to babysit or inviting them to dinner. If you don’t have the opportunity to personally help military families, do so by donating to charities that offer support.

We deeply respect and appreciate the sacrifices made by our nation’s military troops and their families. That’s why we work especially hard to honor veterans, working with their families to ensure that they receive the full honors to which they are entitled. For more information on our services, and how to plan a life-honoring tribute that memorializes the service of an American hero, contact us at (636) 946-6935 or stop by St. Charles Memorial Gardens, located at 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, Missouri for more information. In the meantime, we hope everyone has a meaningful Memorial Day.

Veterans Memorial Service 2018

Veterans Memorial Program

May 27, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For the last 57 years on Memorial Day weekend, we pay Honor and Tribute to our Country’s Veterans who, for many, made the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy our many freedoms.

On Sunday, May 27th, the Veterans Memorial Program is adding new and exciting activities for all ages and families at St. Charles Memorial Gardens. We encourage you, your family, and friends to be in attendance for our picnic, activities, and program. This event is completely free and open to the public.

The day will begin with a family picnic from 12 pm – 1:30 pm where you have the option to interact with veterans, hear their stories and visit our Field of Honor where thousands of American flags will be flown in tribute to our service men and women.

A flyover of an F-15 Eagle Aircraft will take place (pending operational ability) before the start of the Veterans Memorial Service which includes reading of the names and a poppy ceremony.

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Family Picnic 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Program 2 pm

For more details, visit our Veterans event page:

St. Charles Memorial Gardens

3950 West Clay Street
St. Charles, Missouri, 63301

Introducing the New Tranquility Garden of Little Angels

We gathered today with a group of bereaved moms, dads, and family members to dedicate this beautiful angel memorial bench to all the babies who have died too soon.

Baue and St. Charles Memorial Gardens along with Wilbert Industries donated this bench in honor of these babies and for all who love them and will continue to grieve them.We are proud to partner with Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support to honor and support the families in our community who grieving their baby’s death.

Departed Veterans

May 21, 2016 – May 13 2017
During our recent 2017 Veterans Memorial Program we read the names of veterans who have died this past year. Join us in remembering them and their service to our country.

55th County-Wide Veterans Memorial Service Program

Vet-MemorialFlyer-V8-1Every year in May, we pay Honor and Tribute to our Country’s Veterans who, for many, made the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy our many freedoms.

On Sunday, May 29th at 2:00pm, our service takes on even more meaning, as we celebrate 55 years of honoring Veterans with our Annual County-Wide Veterans Memorial Service Program at St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

The complimentary program, sponsored by the Memorial Services of Missouri, and Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory & Cemetery allows family members of Veterans who have passed away within the last year the opportunity to join us in our Poppy Ceremony. The names of their loved ones will be read and a bell will be rung for each Veteran to symbolize our deepest gratitude for their service.

This year, we welcome our guest speaker Wendell Webb, National Senior Commandant, Marine Corps League.

We encourage you to pause for a moment of silence and remembrance as you visit our cemetery gardens and see the thousands of flags flying in tribute to our service men and women.

Founded in 1961, St. Charles Memorial Gardens is the only cemetery in the St. Charles County area with a dedicated Veterans Garden and Memorial Service. As we gather at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 24th outside our “Field of Honor,” we will pay tribute to all Veterans and their surviving families.

Prior to our event, we will host a Flag Placement Day on Wednesday, May 25th at 9:00am. Veterans and volunteers from across the county will gather at St. Charles Memorial Gardens to place flags at each Veteran’s marker.  Anyone who wishes to participate in the flag placement may do so by contacting Baue Community Services at 636-946-4042 for more information.

Our program is free and open to the public. We welcome you, your family and friends to join us as we honor our veterans. 


Honoring Peace Officers for 24 Years

Join us for our 24th Annual Peace Officers Memorial Candlelight Service on
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Beginning at 7:00pm at our St. Charles Memorial Gardens cemetery (3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO), this event will pay tribute to officers and friends, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Guest speaker for the evening will be Tim Fitch, former St. Louis County Police Chief.

“We thank the men and women in public service who put their lives on the line to protect us and our community,” said Lisa A. Baue, president of Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory and Cemetery.

The event is cosponsored by the Peace Officers Memorial Committee and Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory & Cemetery – it is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit or contact our Community Events at 636-946-4042

Veterans Memorial Service Program

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