Program will honor Veterans in Natchitoches Parish

A Veterans Day Program will be held Friday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park behind the old Courthouse downtown. Truman Maynard will be the Master of Ceremonies. Rev. Doug de Graffenried will lead the crowd in the opening prayer. Lakeview High Schools’s Air Force Jr. ROTC will post the colors. After the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem, remarks will be made and a moment of silence will be observed with Taps. Updates on park projects and pavers will be given and Dee Fowler will speak about the VFW/American Legion and Auxiliaries. Dr. Colleen Lancaster will speak on the Daughters of the American Revolution’s patriotic tree and Fr. Blake Deshautelle will give the closing prayer.

The DAR patriotic tree, honoring all area Veterans, will be on display in the downtown City Bank lobby through Nov. 23.