ALEXANDRIA, La. — A brief ceremony honoring veterans of all military branches will be held on Monday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
Major General Glenn H. Curtis, Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard, will be the guest speaker.
This special tribute, including a “wreath-laying”, will take place at Alexandria City Hall on the Veterans Memorial Plaza, facing Third Street. The ceremony takes place to offer the opportunity for citizens to again visit the plaza and reflect upon its meaning and symbolism in central Louisiana. The ceremony is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Alexandria as part of their Americanism program.
The Alexandria Veterans Memorial Plaza was dedicated on November 11, 1999, in memory of former Alexandria City Councilman Bob Lawrence. Its design honors all military branches, as represented by their seals mounted on the memorial, and is dedicated to those men and women of Alexandria who served in the United States military.
At the plaza’s entrance is a sculpture by local artist, Morris Taft Thomas, five wings representing the five branches of the United States armed services.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside to the lobby of City Hall.
For additional information please contact the Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at (318) 442-9546.