Veterans Celebration Committee to honor 11 veterans

11 veterans to be recognized; first Steven "Col. D" dePyssler Award to be presented

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The Veterans Celebration Committee is getting ready for its eighth annual parade and honor ceremony.

The veterans parade and ceremony is the largest in Louisiana.

This year, the committee is expecting more than 100 units and 2,000 participants for the parade that will roll at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 starting at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds, 3701 Hudson St. in Shreveport.

A day before the parade, the committee will hold a veterans ceremony. It is free and open to the public.

They plan to honor 11 veterans chosen for their military, veterans and community service. The deadline to nominate someone is Oct. 8.

This year, the committee also will present its first Steven “Col. D” dePyssler Award.

The “Col. D” award can be presented to a nominee who is a civilian, military personnel, veteran, business or individual for their service to the military, veterans, the community and nation.

Other events leading up to Veterans Day include the signing of a joint proclamation that will call attention to Veterans Recognition Week, Nov. 4-11.

The organization is still looking for sponsors to help defray the cost of the ceremony and parade.

KSLA News 12′s Domonique Benn will emcee the event.

Call Ken Epperson Sr. at (318) 773-2654 or send mail to veteranscelebrationcommittee@gmail.com to learn more.

Also, send mail to Veterans Celebration Committee, P.O. Box 29436, Shreveport, LA 71149.

The deadline for ads, sponsorships, nominees and parade participants 5 p.m. Oct. 8.

Veteran Celebration Committee
Veteran Celebration Committee (Source: Veteran Celebration Committee)

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