Mt. Lebanon Historical Society will host its annual flag raising ceremony at 8 a.m. July 4, at the Mt. Lebanon Museum. Our veterans will be honored during the program, and a potluck breakfast will be served following the ceremony. Please bring a lawn chair and one of your favorite breakfast foods to share.
This year’s speaker is Associate Justice Jay B. McCallum of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Justice McCallum is a lifelong resident of Union Parish. He is the first in his family to receive a college education, having graduated from Northeast Louisiana University in 1982 and LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1985. Prior to serving as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for 11 years (1992-2002), Jay was a member of the Rabun and McCallum law firm, served as an Assistant District Attorney, and worked as a trial court judge for 15 years (2002-2018) on the bench of the Third Judicial District Court. In 2018, he was elected without opposition to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in a district comprised of Bienville, Bossier, Claiborne, Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Union, Webster, and Winn Parishes. On November 3, 2020, he was elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court for District 4. He took office as an Associate Justice on November 13, 2020. Jay is a much sought after motivational and inspirational speaker. He has been honored to have been the commencement speaker for numerous high schools and universities, including Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Jay and his wife Deanna are members of the First Baptist Church of Farmerville. In addition to Jay serving as a deacon and teacher, they are both active in the various ministries of the church.