Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Program


The Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Committee will host a
Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 28 at 3 pm to honor Natchitoches Veterans at
the site of the park beside and behind the Old Courthouse Museum on the
corner of 2nd and Church St. Program highlights will include, an opening
prayer, the posting of the colors by the Lakeview High School Jr. ROTC Color
Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Singing of the National Anthem,
Memorial Day, recognition of Gold Star Families, Memorial Day remarks by
Sen. Gerald Long, the “Roll Call” of parish veterans who have died in the
past year honored by the the playing of Taps, an update on park
construction, and a special “Thank You” to Park Sponsors. All area
veterans, friends, and families are encouraged to join us in this
celebration of our veterans’ service to our country.

Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to an open house hosted at the
nearby VFW/American Legion Posts to honor area Veterans, friends, and families.
Refreshments and food will be served.

Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Program

Master of Ceremonies MSG(R) – Scott Stetson

Opening Prayer – CH Major John K. Brocato

Posting of the Colors – Lakeview High School Air Force Jr. ROTC

Pledge of Allegiance – James Gay

Singing of the National Anthem – Sara Puryear Dunn

Recognition of Gold Star Families – Donna Masson

Memorial Day Remarks – Senator Gerald Long

Roll Call of Parish Veterans who died in the past year –
Deanna Fowler & Rev. Frank Fuller

Moment of Silence & Taps – Dr. John Dunn

Update on Park Projects – Dr. Bob Gillan

Closing Comments from the VFW/American Legion
and Auxiliaries – John Masson

Closing Prayer – Brother Steven R Harris, Sr., My923 FM

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
Sheriff, the Natchitoches City Police, Natchitoches Area Chamber of
Commerce, KNTS TV, Elite Broadcasting, Weyerhaeuser Making Waves
Foundation, the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Sound System by Red Lapeyrouse,
the Natchitoches Parish Journal, the Natchitoches Times, Park Sponsors, and
the Veterans’ community for making this program possible.

Inclement Weather Plan – Natchitoches Arts Center