On Thursday, December 16, 2010 the
Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs conducted a dedication and Memorial Service at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery,
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.
Derrick Smith, Lane Carson and Richard Garner
The Goodies Table (Cake and Cookies)
Louisiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs Secretary Lane Carson
Mike Richards and John Andrew
MOPH Dept. of LA Commander Richard Garner and Commander Ron Chatelain
Richard Garner, Derrick Smith, Lane Carson and Ken Bourgeois
Shreveport Times Photographer