The Red River Valley Veterans Memorial will be holding a Veterans Day Observance at the Love Civic Center on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
“The featured speaker this year is retired U.S. Army Colonel Marshall Dougherty of Kansas City, who is a Paris native,” said Veteran Johnny Williams, who served from 1966 – 1972.
Chisum High School band will be playing patriotic music from 1:20 p.m. before the observance begins.
- Call to order by Johnny Williams
- Invocation by Lawrence Dangerfield, Chaplain, Disabled American Veterans
- Posting of the Colors by the Paris Police Department Honor Guard
- National Anthem by the Chisum High School Band
- Pledge of Allegiance by Melissa Horsey, Lamar County Veterans Service Officer
- Welcome remarks by George Wood, Chairman, Red River Valley Veterans Memorial
- Introduction of Keynote Speaker
- Quilts of Valor presentation by Lynn Hendrex and Pat Beeler
- Introduction of Jane Helberg, Hearts & Hands Homecare
- Commemorative Coin presentation by RRVVM Board with Chisum High School Band playing service anthems
- Disabled American Veterans Gun Raffle Drawing
- Closing Statement by Johnny Williams
- Retiring of the Colors by the Paris Police Department Honor Guard
There will also be a flag-raising at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day at 11 a.m.