On Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m., the City of Lake Charles Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission will host the City’s annual Veterans Day observance activities beginning with the Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, Lakeshore Drive.

The guest speaker for this year’s ceremony will be Brigadier General Gary Brito, Commanding General, JRTC and Fort Polk, LA. A native of Hyannis, Massachusetts, Brigadier General Brito was commissioned an Infantry officer through Penn State University and entered active duty in March 1987.

Erica Bivens, KPLC anchor/reporter, will be the Master of Ceremonies, and this year’s event will pay special recognition to all Southwest Louisiana veterans.

Immediately following the ceremony, the public is invited to a free picnic prepared by numerous Southwest Louisiana Veterans organizations.

For more information, please call 491-9176.