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Veterans Day Events Around Paris

Paris Junior College will hold its annual Veterans Day service today (Friday) at 11:00 am in the Deshong Chapel. The services will honor PJC students killed in the nation’s wars.  On Sunday, the bells at the Chapel will ring at 11:00 am as part of a national ceremony marking the official time of Veterans Day, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. That is when World War I officially ended 100 years ago, 1918.

The Red River Valley Veterans Group presents their Veterans Day Service Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Love Civic Center with Patriotic Music by Paris High School Band 2:00 pm:

Call to Order by Johnny Williams…

Invocation by Ronnie Morton, VFW Post 3990 Chaplin

Posting of the Colors by Paris Police Department Honor Guard

National Anthem by Paris High School Band

Pledge of Allegiance by Melissa Horsey, Lamar County Veterans Service Officer

Welcome Remarks by George Wood, Red River Valley Veterans Memorial Chairman

Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Major General James K. Brown

USANG by Johnny Williams

Quilts of Valor Presentation by Lynn Hendrex and Pat Beeler

Introduction of Jane Helberg with Hearts & Hands Homecare

Commemorative Coin Presentation by RRVVM Board

Paris High Band playing service anthems

Closing Statement by Johnny Williams

Retrieving the Colors by Paris Police Department Honor Guard

Move to the Memorial for WWI 100th Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony