Local heroes go to battle each day in our community in order to protect the lives of citizens and keep our communities safe.
Northwest Louisiana enjoys a high quality of life due to the efforts of the local law enforcement and first responders. In honor of these local patriots, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2015 Patriot Awards on Friday, September 11, at the Bossier Civic Center.
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and will recognize Bossier City and Parish policemen, firemen, and all branches of the military for their dedication and service. Elizabeth McCormick, former US Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, will serve as the keynote speaker.
Tickets for Bossier Chamber members are $40, Non-member tickets are $50, and table sponsors are $750. For more information or to reserve event seating, please visit www.bossierchamber.com or call Jana Morgan at 318-746-0252.
About the Speaker: Elizabeth flew command and control, air assault, rappelling, top-secret intelligence missions, and also transported high level government VIPs including the Secretary of Defense. She has received many awards in the Army, and supported United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for her excellence in service. In 2011 Elizabeth was awarded the US Congressional Veteran Commendation for her commitment to serving her country and community as a disabled veteran. An authority on leadership and veterans issues, Elizabeth has appeared on ABC, CBS, FOX, CW, MSNBC, and in the Wall Street Journal.