Eagle Park is scene for patriotic event

Eagle Park at Turner’s Pond in Minden.

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Despite the extreme heat, Wiley Pevy Post 74 American Legion will host a celebration of freedom at Eagle Park by Turner’s Pond in Minden, La.

According to Jerry Madden, American Legion 4th Dist. Vice Commander, the event will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 – albeit an abbreviated event.

“Because of the heat, we are starting earlier this year,” he said. “We will have a short welcome, prayer and then our flag changing ceremony.”

Madden said he plans for the wreath ceremony afterward for POWs, MIAs and “those who have already departed.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair, water and umbrella for shade.