MARKSVILLE, LA – Officials of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and veterans organizations throughout Central Louisiana will commemorate Veterans Day with a special ceremony on Monday, November 11 at the Avoyelles Veterans Monument on Highway One at 10 a.m. The ceremony, open to veterans, their families and the general public, will include a 21 gun salute performed by the Cenla Honor Guard. Major General John Bordelon, Air Force (Retired), will be the guest speaker.
“For over a decade, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has shown its support for our military by honoring veterans from throughout Louisiana,” said Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman, Marshall Pierite. “The monument is a tribute to those men and women who made sacrifices for our freedom. The ceremony held at the monument will honor all veterans as well as soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved inside the Earl J. Barbry Sr, Convention Center at Paragon Casino Resort. For more information about the ceremony, please call Mary Barbry, Public Relations Manager, at 800-946-1946 ext. 2035.