City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission to Host 2014 Veterans Day Observance Activities


The City of Lake Charles Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission will host the City’s annual Veterans Day observance activities beginning with the Veteran’s Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, Lakeshore Drive, on Saturday, November 8, at 10 a.m.   

The guest speaker for this year’s ceremony will be Brigadier General William B. Hickman, Commanding General, JRTC and Fort Polk, LA.

This year, the ceremony will pay special recognition to the recently established Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1098.

The public is invited to attend a free Gumbo Cook-off that will take place at Veterans Memorial Park immediately following the ceremony.

Also at Veterans Memorial Park, the City of Lake Charles Department of Recreation and Parks will provide a “Kid’s Fun Zone” that will include wholesome family-oriented games, coloring station, face painting, balloons, fun jumps and much more.

Individuals, teams and organizations interested in competing in the Gumbo Cook-off should contact Roy Sanders at (337)-794-6163 for details and registration by October 31, 2014.                                      

Published: 2014-11-03

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