Calling all law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.

Ark-La-Tex first responders are invited to the 3rd Annual “First Responders Appreciation Day” at Shreveport Baptist Temple on Mar. 6 to honor our community heroes.

“This is our third year to honor our local first responders, and it’s so important we let them know how we appreciate their service to our community,” said Pastor Howard Hall.

First responders are encouraged to wear the uniforms with pride, and a lunch will be provided for them and their family members following the service.  There will also be a proclamation by Mayor Ollie Tyler proclaiming the special day.

“Police officers, deputies, firefighters and EMTs all deal with some of the most difficult times in a person’s life, and the job can get real stressful,” said Pastor Hall, who has pastored Shreveport Baptist Temple for the past 42 years. “They see people at their worst, and we simply want to shake their hand, tell them ‘thank you’, and encourage them as they faithfully serve and protect our community.”

Call the church office at 686-5538 or e-mail pastorsblta@yahoo.com to RSVP or more information.  The church is located at 288 Flournoy-Lucas Road near I-49.

“God tells us in Romans 13 to honor the men and women who serve our community,” said Pastor Hall.   ‘You serve us…please let us take the opportunity to serve you.”