Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Veterans Day Ceremony

Currently a resident of The Watermark at Logan Square in Philadelphia, Jones served for 13 years in the U.S. Army after graduating in 1956 from the ROTC at Johns Hopkins University. He was a member of a "Military Advisory Team" in the Me Kong Delta and received three glorified medals including the Bronze Star, Air Medal and Joint Service Commendation Medal. His essay, entitled "One Among Millions," affirms why he is proud of his service and serves as a reminder of why every American should be grateful for the service of generations of brave American Veterans.

Veterans across northeast Louisiana will be honored Saturday during the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum's annual Veterans Day celebration.
For the past 11 years, the museum has recognized the service and sacrifice of local veterans on the weekend prior to Veterans Day, which is observed Nov. 11 each year.

Museum director Nell Calloway said this year's event will feature rare military artifacts from the Louisiana Military Museum in Ruston and re-enactments of historic events from the Civil War up to World War II.

"The veterans are what make this country great. They have preserved our basic freedoms and independence as a country. They are the people who have the courage to put on that uniform and go off and defend the principles that make this country great."

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