City of Lake Charles to support Fort Polk Progress - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City of Lake Charles to support Fort Polk Progress

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Fort Polk Progress, the citizens action group dedicated to preserving Fort Polk from future cuts, is asking the City of Lake Charles for support.

The group reached out to the Mayor's Office Tuesday and asked if they would join a letter writing campaign in support of no cuts at Fort Polk. Mayor Randy Roach said the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission is already working on putting together an event at the Prien Lake Mall, where they'll have a booth set up for people in the community to sign a letter of support.

"I think that history has shown that Southwest Louisiana has a strong sense of responsibility for our military personnel and anything we can do to support that facility," said Mayor Roach. "We want to do everything we can to support the men and women who are stationed there at Fort Polk."

Lake Charles Councilwoman Luvertha August also put a resolution in support of Fort Polk on next week's agenda. She urged other municipalities and civic organizations to get involved and support Fort Polk.

"Even though we are not close to Fort Polk, we do feel the ripples of the economy and everything else it has to offer the state," said August.

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