Veterans Day Program Scheduled for Thursday, November 10

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 or just stroll through to see our new plants, may plan to attend the tour.  

This year’s Keynote Speaker for the 4 p.m. Program will be Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Kevin B. Stuart. Sergeant Major Stuart, retired from the Army in 2014, after a 32 year career as an active combat medic, noncommissioned officer and the U.S.Army Medical Department Leader.  Mr. Stuart continues to serve Soldiers aned their Families at the Joint Readiness Training Center  and Ft. Polk as the military ambudsman for Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.   

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 call  318-663-4326  to give your name, your branch of service and the years you served.   The day of the program,  a committee member will be on hand to guide you to the appropriate seating area.  

Attending the program on Thursday, Nov. 10 will also be Col. Aristotle Vaseliades, Commander  Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and  Commander Sergeant Major Shavonda Devereaux, senior enlisted advisor for Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital . Both of these officers will be honored guests at the program.

Please make every effort to attend this year’s Veteran’s Day Program on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. and give these guests from Ft. Polk a real Natchitoches Parish Welcome!

Remember:  FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!  Support our Brave Veterans!