Missouri’s veterans and active military will be honored this year at the Missouri State Fair’s Military Flag Retreat Ceremony. A total of eleven veterans and active duty service members from the state were selected from nominations across the state. One member will be honored each day at the fair, which will run August 12th through the 22nd. Local veterans and active military who will be honored this year are Jack Sandwith (Army) of Slater, Donald Barbour (Army and National Guard/Reserves Private), Jim Gaertner (Army Sergeant), and John Cover Sr. (Navy Petty Officer) all of Sedalia. The Military Flag Retreat Ceremony will take place daily near the Centennial Entrance on the fairgrounds.