The Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park was the location for the annual Memorial Day ceremony to pay tribute and give thanks to those whom gave their all for this country.

Mike Menou led the Pledge of Allegiance and Leta Brown led a group rendition of the National Anthem.

Mike Menou led the Pledge of Allegiance

Boy Scouts Troop 60 presented the colors followed by remarks by Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

Leta Brown led the singing of the American Anthem

Dee Fowler and Valerie Minchew read the names of those veterans who passed away in the last 12 months.

A large crowd gathered for the ceremony at the Veterans and Memorial Park

Ted Fowler with the VFW/American Legion offered closing remarks.

From left are Louie Bernard, Eddie Harrington, Rick Nowlin, unknown, Ron Brown and Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. Photos by Juanice Gray