Nominate a Veteran/Active Military Service Member Today!


Note: Updated July 6, 2021 –  The deadline for nominations has passed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 11 individuals who will be honored at the 2021 Missouri State Fair!

Published: June 28, 2021

Nominate a Veteran/Active Military Service Member Today

The deadline to nominate a Missouri veteran/active duty service member for the 2021 Missouri State Fair Military Flag Retreat, sponsored by Capital Materials, Retrieving Freedom, Inc., and Starline Brass, is approaching quickly.

Veterans and active duty service members from Missouri are eligible to be honored in a Military Flag Retreat ceremony taking place near the Centennial Entrance on the Missouri State Fairgrounds throughout the eleven days of the Missouri State Fair.

Individuals can be nominated using a form available on the Missouri State Fair website. Nominees must be Missouri residents and available to attend one of the eleven days of the 119th Missouri State Fair, Aug. 12-22. Once a nomination form is complete, it can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Missouri State Fair office to be entered into the selection process. The deadline to submit nominations is July 5, 2021.

Send in your nominations now to join us in honoring our military service men and women in the return of the Military Flag Retreat Ceremony at the 2021 Missouri State Fair!

Visit Retrieving Freedom, Inc. in the Agriculture Building!

Don’t miss your chance to hear first-hand how Retrieving Freedom is impacting lives daily by visiting their booth in the Agriculture Building, Aug. 12-22! This nonprofit is dedicated to training service dogs for veterans and children with Autism, and they believe in taking the time to train each dog for their recipient to ensure a successful placement. A special thanks goes out to Starline Brass for bringing Retrieving Freedom to Our Missouri Celebration at the 2021 Missouri State Fair. Learn more about this great organization on their website.

Bart is Back!

The Missouri State Fair mascot, BARTholomule, may have missed the 2020 Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show, but he is extremely excited to return this year for Our Missouri Celebration! Don’t miss your chance to snap a picture with our beloved mascot as he strolls the Fairgrounds Aug. 12-22 in Sedalia!