The Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Committee will hold the annual Veterans Day Program on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4 P.M. on the Downtown Riverbank Stage. Prior to the program, there will be a tour of the Veterans Park at 3 P.M. Anyone wishing to see the nearly installed bricks honoring Veterans may plan to attend the tour.
This year’s Keynote Speaker for the 4:00 P.M. Program will be Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Kevin B. Stuart. Sergeant Major Stuart served in the Army for 32 ½ years serving at many Army bases, including Ft. Polk, Ft. Riley, and Ft. Benning. He served in many countries, including Korea and Saudi Arabia. As a Veteran of the Gulf War, he will give tribute to our Gulf War Veterans that are present for the program.
The Gulf War Veterans serving between August 2, 1990 – November 30, 1995, are invited to sit together in a designated area for the program, so they may be recognized. Please send a text to 318-663-4326 giving your name and the years you served. A committee member will be on hand to guide you to the appropriate seating area.
We are expecting a Military Group from Ft. Polk to accompany CMS Stuart, including the current Command Master Sergeant and some of his staff. More details will be given at a later date, but please SAVE THE DATE to attend.
NSU Elementary lab will hold its annual Veteran Reception at 8 A.M. on Friday, Nov. 11, followed by the Program at 8:30 A.M. They are also sponsoring a Hero Run on Saturday, Nov. 12, on NSU campus. More details of this event will be coming soon.
Remember: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! THANK A VETERAN!