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Red River Valley Veterans Memorial hosts Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 10

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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.

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