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Veterans Day 2009
Veterans Day Port Arthur
by Carl Guidry
Thursday, November 12, 2009

photos by Carl GuidryLarge crowds gathered at the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate Veterans Day.


Jim White, Park Chair of VFW Post 4820 opened the ceremony followed by the firing of a cannon.


Chester Foret, Chaplain of VFW Post 4820, gave the invocation with introductions of guests by Herb Stafford, Commander of the Post. 

The guests included Congressman Ted Poe; Jefferson County Commissioners Bo Alford, Mark Domingue and Michael Sinegal; and Sheriff Mitch Wood.


Speeches were by Commissioner Domingue and Joe Bernard from ABC Construction.


A moving CD was played of the story behind the writing of The Stars Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Keys 

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