U.S. Army partners with Ruston for ‘Honoring Our Heroes’ Veterans Day celebration

The U.S. Army Baton Rouge Recruiting Battalion, City of Ruston and North Louisiana Museum partnered for the 6th Annual Ruston’s Veterans Day “Honoring our Heroes” Celebration to express their appreciation and support for local veterans at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, at the Railroad Park in Ruston.

Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker, the U.S. Army Drill Team, Baton Rouge Recruiting Battalion Soldiers and the North Louisiana Museum will participate in the event.

The celebration is scheduled to include a flyover, wreath laying, prisoners-of-war ceremony, a Future Soldier swear-in and a performance by the U.S. Army Drill Team from “The Old Guard.” The 3d U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, traditionally known as “The Old guard,” is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army, which traces its origin to 1784. The Old Guard is the Army’s official ceremonial unit and escort to the president. The U.S. Army Drill Team performs breathtaking routines around the world with bayonet-tipped 1903 Springfield rifles. They serve as goodwill ambassadors and perform for military, government, non-profit and civilian organizations to support community relations and Army recruiting efforts.

In case of rain, the celebration will move to the Ruston Civic Center.

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