Daughters of the American Revolution place wreath in honor of veterans
By Hannah Richardson
The St. Denis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) placed a wreath on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the entrance of the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park, located on the corner of Church and Second Streets between the new and old courthouses. This wreath honors all area veterans who have served or are presently serving in branches of the armed service. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the wreath was placed at the Veterans Park in lieu of the annual decorating of the tree in the main branch of City Bank. The tree is traditionally adorned with red, white and blue stars naming veterans, living and deceased, from Natchitoches Parish. The Memorial Park honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and families. Bricks can be purchased and placed in the park in honor and memory of those who served our country.
W.C. “Dub” Messick, March 30, 1945, (CG, 43rd Div.) was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.
We thank all our local Veterans for their service to our country. Pictured is Sgt. Sonny Hilton, USAF, in 1950.