Veterans Program on Memorial Day

Please make time for Remembrance on Memorial Day.

The Veterans of Searcy County have a special Memorial Day speaker this year in Marshall on the courthouse square on Monday, May 27th at 11 a.m.  Major General (Retired) Ron Chastain, a former Adjutant General of the Arkansas National Guard, will be the guest speaker.  General Chastain is a veteran of two wars and received his military commission through ROTC at Arkansas Tech.  He worked for over 30 years for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.  He currently serves as Senator John Boozman’s agricultural liaison in Arkansas.

After the ceremony on the square, you are invited to have a free lunch provided at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Marshall.

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“Shades of Blue” at the Killebrew for the Veterans

An Air Force jazz ensemble will be performing in Leslie on Friday, 9 November at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center. Opening for the Air Force band will be the Marshall High School Band and Choir.
Sponsored by American Legion Post 131 of Leslie, the Veterans Day Salute will feature “Shades of Blue” whose repertoire ranges from traditional big band jazz, to bebop and swing, to modern jazz. The band is a component of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, which is the musical ambassador of the Air Mobility Command. Veterans will be recognized at the event which is two nights before Veterans Day. Make sure and bring your favorite veteran!! Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.