The Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Committee will host a Memorial Day Service Monday, May 29 at 3 pm to honor Natchitoches Veterans at the Park next to the Old Courthouse Museum. A program highlight of this traditional Memorial Service will include a roll call of these veterans and the playing of Taps. All area veterans, friends, and families are encouraged to attend this celebration of veteran’s service to the country.
Master of Ceremonies – Truman Maynard
Opening Prayer – Pastor Ralph Johnson
Posting of the Colors – Lakeview High School Air Force Jr. ROTC
Pledge of Allegiance – James Gay
Singing of the National Anthem – Sara Puryear-Dunn
Memorial Day Remarks – Mayor Lee Posey
Roll Call of Parish Veterans who died during the last year – Becky Ham & Rev. Frank Fuller
Moment of Silence & Taps – Dr. John Dunn
Update on Park Projects and Pavers – Donna Masson
Closing Comments from the VFW/American Legion and Axillaries
Closing Prayer – Elder Ron Brown
Following the ceremony, an open house will be held at the nearby VFW/American Post to honor area Veterans, friends, and families. Refreshments will be served.
Many thanks to the NSU Army ROTC, Lakeview Air Force Jr. ROTC, Natchitoches Central Jr. ROTC, VFW/American Legion and Auxiliaries, NPVAMP Committee Members, City and Parish Governments of Natchitoches, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Natchitoches City Police, Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, the Natchitoches Parish Journal, KNTS TV, Elite Broadcasting Company, the Natchitoches Times, Park Sponsors and the Veterans community for making this program possible.
Inclement Weather Plan – Natchitoches Arts Center