News Tribune file Paul Kirchhoff, executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, holds his hand over his heart as Eric Olson, superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol, salutes during the Memorial Day program at the Capitol veterans memorial. Kirchhoff offered the keynote address and Olson read General Logan's Order No. 11, which became the basis of the Memorial Day holiday. Steps Missouri took post-COVID-19 to support Missouri Veterans Homes have helped those nursing facilities recover, according to Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director retired Col. Paul Kirchhoff. Already a subscriber? Log in!