Centenary’s Veterans Day tribute is Friday, November 10

SHREVEPORT, LA — Local veterans are encouraged to attend Centenary’s annual Veterans Day Tribute on Friday, November 10. Veterans Day has been observed in the United States for more than 100 years, with the first celebration occurring on November 11, 1919.

The solemn ceremony honoring the service and dedication of all veterans will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Anderson Auditorium at the College's Hurley School of Music. Lieutenant General James M. “Jim” Kowalski, USAF (Ret), will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony. The tribute is free and open to the public.

Kowalski was a USAF pilot and operational commander who served over 35 years in the U.S. Air Force. He commanded Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB from 2011-2013, then served as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Strategic Command before retiring in 2015.   He returned to Northwest Louisiana in 2017 as a vice president for the Northrop Grumman Corporation. In 2023, he retired from Northrop Grumman and now advises on management and defense issues.

Centenary’s Veterans Day Tribute includes music from the Centenary College Choir and showcases veterans among Centenary’s student body as well as the faculty and administration.

Guest parking for the Veterans Day Tribute is available in Centenary Lot 13 at the corner of Centenary Boulevard and Rutherford Street.

For more information, please contact Connie Whittington at cwhittington@centenary.edu or 318.869.5101.

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