SWLA All Veterans’ Reunion set May 18-19 in DeRidder - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

SWLA All Veterans’ Reunion set Saturday, Sunday in DeRidder

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A scene from the 2012 event. (Source: City of DeRidder) A scene from the 2012 event. (Source: City of DeRidder)
A scene from the 2012 event. Shown is DeRidder Mayor Ron Roberts with the VIctory Belles. (Source: City of DeRidder) A scene from the 2012 event. Shown is DeRidder Mayor Ron Roberts with the VIctory Belles. (Source: City of DeRidder)
The Victory Belles (Source: City of DeRidder) The Victory Belles (Source: City of DeRidder)
(Source: City of DeRidder) (Source: City of DeRidder)
DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) -

The 3rd Annual SWLA All Veterans' Reunion and Festival will be held Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 in downtown DeRidder.

Admission is free.

There will be entertainment, static displays, food, fireworks and more.

Events will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 18.

A free breakfast for veterans and a service at the War Memorial Civic Center will be held on May 19. Those events will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Performers will include Connie Garrett as Tina Turner, the National World War II Museum's Victory Belles and Gyth Rigdon.

There will also be a "Thank A Veteran Tent" for people to write a note of appreciate to those who have served.

The event is sponsored by a list of area businesses and organizations.

For more information, call the City of DeRidder at 337-462-8900.

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