At the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Springfield Saturday, Nov. 23, Mayor Ken McClure asked Springfield citizens to join him Monday, Dec. 23 in welcoming to Springfield hundreds of soldiers currently stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for the "Home for the Holidays" event.

Fort Leonard Wood typically stands down for two weeks over the holidays, but each year there are several hundred soldiers who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to go home.

The event will include a mayoral proclamation and Welcome Home Rally for the community to welcome the soldiers to Springfield (stay tuned for the location and time), entertainment at various Springfield venues, a “taste of Springfield” buffet dinner and conclude with a musical performance.

Support the Cause!

Donations to help cover event expenses are welcomed.


For more information, or to join the fun, contact Event Director Cora Scott:
417-380-3352 | Email