Veterans Day Was Observed

Thursday November 11th was Veterans Day and it was observed throughout DeSoto Parish.  All DeSoto public schools were given a vacation day.  They held various programs on Wednesday to thank and celebrate veterans.

Flags adorned streets, parks, businesses and other locations.  Federal and state offices were closed as were many banks and other offices.

The DeSoto Sheriff’s Office posted, “Every day we are grateful for the choices made to serve others, and the families that make sacrifices along with them. Freedom truly isn’t free. And today we salute those who counted the cost and stood for that freedom regardless. Thank you, Veterans!”

From DeSoto Schools, “To all our Veterans, thank you for serving our country and ensuring our freedoms.  We appreciate your dedication and sacrifices.”

Grand Cane School held a special program Thursday morning.  And they provided a meal for veterans.

The American Legion in Logansport teamed up with a local restaurant to feed veterans on Thursday.  Then last night the Legion post held a Flag Retirement at their post.