Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington invites all to the 2nd annual 4th of July “In God We Trust” rally on Independence Day from 1-4 p.m. at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City.
The free event will have hot dogs cooked by firefighters with the Bossier City Fire Department. There will be plenty of children’s activities outside, including bounce houses, face-painting, cookie-decorating, children’s games and snacks. The Posse will also be fingerprinting, and the new D.A.R.E. car and Sheriff’s Office motorcycles will on display.
Veteran broadcaster and storyteller Rick Rowe will serve as master of ceremonies, and radio personality Gary McCoy from Kiss Country 93.7 will broadcast live from the event.
The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the following schedule:
Opening Comments – Rick Rowe
Presentation of the Colors – Young Marines Color Guard
National Anthem – Devin Allen Cartwright of Benton
Posting of the Colors – Young Marines Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance – Led by YM/SGT Rachel Elmore
Opening Prayer – YM/PFC Mitchell Hayes
Violin – Kurissa Parks (Parkway High School) – “God Bless America”
Remarks by Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington
Video – WWII Posse Member Bill Breeland
Violin – Kurissa Parks
Remarks by U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy
Video – World War II Tribute
Congressman Cassidy recognizes World War II Veterans
U.S. Flag Giveaway – Congressman Cassidy
Video – WWII Posse Member John Williams
Princeton Elem. School 4th and 5th Graders Essay Contest Winners Read, “What Does Freedom Mean to Me”
Remarks by Louisiana Representative Henry Burns
Young Marines Success Recognition (5 Young Marines)
Remarks by Louisiana Representative Jeff Thompson
U.S. Flag Giveaway
Video – WWII Posse Member Ken Myers, Sr.
Video – “Salute to the Troops”
Video – WWII Posse Member Herbert Dunlop
3:00“Voices of the Presidents,” Pastor Chad Mills, Airline Baptist Church
Video – WWII Posse Member Albert Turner
Patriotic Songs by Sonja Barber, Shreveport Baptist Temple
Video Message by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
Check Presentation by Sue Estess to Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines
Sheriff Whittington presents check showing all donations to Young Marines
Closing Prayer – Pastor Brad Jurkovich, First Bossier Church
Closing Song by Sonja Barber – “God Bless the USA”
There will be ample parking off of the east side of the substation towards Airline High School, and shuttles will be available for transport to the substation from parking areas. Handicapped parking will be near the substation on the west side of the building.
The videos of the World War II Posse members are also posted on the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Bossier-Parish-Sheriffs-Office/432144946892537. Be sure and hit “Like” to keep up-to-date on this event and all happenings.