(PERRYVILLE) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson visited Perryville on Friday. The lieutenant governor visited several local businesses and tour the proposed site of a Vietnam Memorial. Lieutenant Governor Parson was accompanied by State Senator Wayne Wallingford, State Representative Rick Francis, members of the Missouri Veterans Commission, and representatives from Senator Roy Blunt’s and Congressman Jason Smith’s office.

“I am glad to be in Perryville with my colleagues, and to visit these facilities that provide hundreds of jobs for Missouri workers,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson. The lieutenant governor visited the Gilster-Mary Lee plant, Toyoda Gosei campus, Ranken Technical College, and Robinson Construction.

“We are honored to welcome our friend Lieutenant Governor Parson to Perry County, and to show him our local businesses and the proposed Vietnam Wall Memorial site,” said Senator Wallingford and Representative Francis in a joint statement. “We know the lieutenant governor is dedicated to being a strong voice for Missouri businesses and veterans, and it’s a great opportunity to show him firsthand the work ethic in our progressive business community, as well as our support for those veterans who served our country,” said Wallingford and Francis.

Lieutenant Governor Parson also visited the proposed site of a Vietnam Memorial, which when completed will be a replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. “As an advocate for Missouri’s veterans, I will do all I can to ensure completion of this project, a place where we all can honor our veterans,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson. “The Missouri Veterans Commission is excited to attend this planning event in Perryville,” said Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry Kay. “What a wonderful opportunity to come together to honor Missouri’s Veterans both now and in the future,” Kay said.