Honoring our Veterans – Please make time to attend

VeteransPicThe Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Committee will host a Memorial Day Service on May 25 at 2:30 to honor our Natchitoches Veterans at the site of the park beside and behind the Old Courthouse Museum on the corner of 2nd and Church. Program highlights will include a roll call of these veterans who have died since the last Memorial Day and the playing of Taps. All area veterans, friends, and families are encouraged to join us in this celebration of our veteran’s service to our country.

Master of Ceremonies – Truman Maynard
Opening Prayer – Reverend John Foster
Posting of the Colors – Lakeview High School Jr. ROTC
Pledge of Allegiance – James Gay
Singing of the National Anthem – Sara Puryeau-Dunn
Memorial Day Remarks – LTC Fred Terasa USA(R)
Roll Call of Parish Veterans who died during the past year – George Rhymes
A moment of silence and “TAPS”
Presentation of Honored Veterans Plaques
Fundraising (donations, sponsorships, pavers) – Bob Gillan
Closing Comments from the VFW/American Legion and Axillaries – Donna Masson
Closing Prayer – Reverend Steven Harris

Many thanks to the NSU ROTC, Lakeview Air Force Jr. ROTC, Natchitoches Central Jr. ROTC, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1962/American Legion Post and Axillaries, Sigma Nu Fraternity, the NPVAMP Committee Members and the Veterans and friends of Natchitoches Parish for making this program possible.

2015 Memorial Day Taps

Woster Anderson
Donald Emmitt Black
Bertrand Olene Boyd
Timothy Lee Bonnette Jr.
Michael Charles Bouchie
Stephen Bradley Sr.
Virgus Ray Cardozier
Daniel Wesley Chance Sr.
Charlie Davis Sr.
Gene Dial
Tommy Dixon
John Lee Doughty
Thurman Coolidge Durr
Emmett Paul Ferguson Sr.
James Lloyd Fletcher
Russell E. Ford
John Delton Foster Sr.
John Franklin
Samuel Gallien
James Geter
Melvin Jackson Giddings, Sr.
James Carl Gilcrease
Jerry Wayne Gill
Horace Guidry
Orie J. Helaire
Margaret Jones Harling
Roger D. Jennings
Harold Edward Johnson
Ocied (Otis) Johnson
Earl Ray Jones
Jerry Glenn Lambert
Dr. Richard Heath Lee,Jr.
Clifton Junior Lindsey
Thad Longlois
James Edward McCrory
Rev. James Daniel “J.D.” McNeal
Frank Winstead Martin Sr.
Joseph Thomas Martin Jr.
Ronald C. Martin
Faris Edgar Michael Jr.
William Thomas Morrow
Deacon Huey P. Nabors
Carl T. Nash
Melton Maurice “Doc” Parker
Horace J. Phillips
Bennett Daniel Pratt
Dr. Donald M. Rawson
Rev. Ronnie Murlester Roberson
Fred Roberts
Robert Alvin Schadler
Steven Brian Simmons
Henry Payne Simpson Jr.
Harold R. Singletary
Alvin Lee Sompayrac Sr.
James Wesley Speir
Walter Ward Taylor
Waymon Thompson
Robert L. Walker
Rev. Toney Lee Wallace
John W. Whitehead
Russell Whittington Jr.