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Military branches and veterans to be honored at Veteran's Day celebration

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Veteran's Day Tree Lighting held at Chennault Aviation and Military Musem

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum is set to host its Veteran's Day Tree Lighting ceremony. The place where "Every day is Veteran's Day", will host the event on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2022.

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The annual event is a celebration of all things military and veteran. The museum boasts over 11,000 artifacts on display and is located on the site where 15,000+ navigators graduated from flight school during WWII. It is a historical museum that tells the story of veterans from all over. "Our museum is about the stories of the men and women who served in our military," says Nell Calloway of the Chennault Military Museum. This year's ceremony will include a new tree for Space Force and will feature guest speaker, veteran Joe Lane.

Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. and the event begins at 5 p.m.

For more information on the event and the museum click the link below:
Chennault Aviation Museum | Chennault Aviation and Military Museum (chennaultmuseum.org)

Fredrick Louis is a native of Monroe, Louisiana and has worked in and around Northeast Louisiana for more than 40 years. He graduated from Wossman High School and then went on to the University of Louisiana at Monroe to graduate with a B.S. in Mathematics. Following that, he attended Grambling State University where he received his M.A.T. He loves the city of Monroe and is always looking for a way to serve in the community. That love for community has led him to a 10-year career in teaching. He has worked in both the Monroe City and Ouachita Parish school systems. He was also a candidate for mayor in 2020 and has used that experience to show his students that you can do anything you want and that the only failure is not trying.