The City of Lake Charles will reopen Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at the “Vietnam War Veterans Day”, honoring the United States Armed Forces Vietnam War veterans, said a media release.

The twilight event will showcase park improvements, which include pole lighting, lighted bollards, brick pavers, benches, and an electronic kiosk that will assist residents in finding their engraved brick in the park. The most visual change will be ten steel panel silhouettes with different figures representing the five different branches of the service.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the event, with guest speakers Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Chief Deputy Gary "Stitch" Guillory, and a friend to use here at the People's Station, KPLC's Maranda Whittington is master of ceremonies.

There will reportedly be a family-style picnic after the event, and it's encouraged for the public to attend. Contact the Mayor's Office at 491.1201 for more info.

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