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Dedication and Memorial Service Keithville, LA

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On Thursday, December 16, 2010 the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs conducted a dedication and Memorial Service at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, LA.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Lane Carson gave the welcome remarks and the invocation was rendered by Rev Roy W. Davis, Pastor of the North Shreveport Baptist Church. Mike Richard lead the guests in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Distinguish Speaker was Commander Richard Garner, Department of Louisiana MOPH. Mr. Byron Hines, NWLA War Veterans Home, Bossier City and a Representative from the Louisiana Funeral Home and Cremation Care led the Silent Payer and the laying of the Wreath.  Lots of cookie, cake and hot chocolate was available.

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Derrick Smith, Lane Carson and Richard Garner

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The Goodies Table (Cake and Cookies)

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Louisiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs Secretary Lane Carson

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Mike Richards and John Andrew

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MOPH Dept. of LA Commander Richard Garner and Commander Ron Chatelain

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Richard Garner, Derrick Smith, Lane Carson and Ken Bourgeois

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Shreveport Times Photographer