Spirit of Democracy 2023

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The 4th Annual Spirit of Democracy is a fundraiser for the Stars and Stripes National Museum Library. The keynote speaker this year is Laura Rauch, a former Stars and Stripes photojournalist and war correspondent who captured the iconic photo of Pvt Kyle Hockenberry. She will be sharing her insights and experiences during her time covering wars and conflicts across the globe. It will
undoubtedly be an inspiring and informative session.

The banquet and silent auction will showcase a plethora of fantastic items and services that have been generously donated to support the museum. There will be food, a cash bar, raffles, and live entertainment. It is the perfect opportunity to mingle with like-minded individuals and network with professionals.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 4 at The Osage Center in Cape Girardeau. Tickets are priced at $125 per person, and businesses can sponsor a table of 8 veterans for $1000. Table sponsors will receive recognition on our website and an ad in the Southeast Missourian.

We hope you will join us in supporting the important work that the Stars and Stripes National Museum Library does. Together, we can honor the sacrifices made by our veterans, preserve our country’s military history, and promote the spirit of democracy.

Please purchase your tickets by October 16.


1625 N. Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Cost Of Admission
Charges Admission
Cuisine / Food Types Served
American Fare