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Veterans Day 2008
Jefferson County Honors America's Veterans
by Carl and Nettie Guidry
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

photos by Carl GuidryDespite the threat of severe weather, Veterans Day was celebrated at Veterans Memorial Park in a ceremony sponsored by VFW Post 4820.
This is an account of the Veterans Memorial Park event.
Park Chairman Jim White presided over the ceremony, which attracted a smaller than usual crowd due to Hurricane Ike. Listen: RealPlayer  MP3

The program began with firing of the cannon, playing of the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Herb Stafford, Post Commander and Invocation given by Chaplain Curtis Gaugh. The program included an inspiring speech by Jeff  Branick, an assistant to Jefferson County Judge Ron Walker Listen: RealPlayer  MP3 talked to some of the public officials in attendance.

Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods. Listen: RealPlayer  MP3

County Commissioner Mark Domingue. Listen: RealPlayer  MP3

Former Port Arthur City Council Member Bob Bowers.Listen: RealPlayer  MP3

Another Jefferson County Veterans Day Ceremony was held at Oak Bluff Cemetery.

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