The City of Lake Charles will celebrate the reopening of Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at the "Vietnam War Veterans Day" event, which honors the United States Armed Forces Vietnam War veterans.
The twilight event will showcase park improvements, which include pole lighting, lighted bollards, brick pavers, benches, and an electronic kiosk that will assist residents in finding their engraved brick in the park. The most visual change will be ten steel panel silhouettes with different figures representing the five different branches of the service.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place during the annual "Vietnam War Veterans Day." Chief Deputy Gary "Stitch" Guillory, of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, will be the guest speaker, and KPLC 7 News Reporter Maranda Whittington will serve as master of ceremonies.
Immediately following the program, a family-style picnic will take place in the park. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at 491-1201.