All are invited to attend Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation’s Veterans Day Celebration Monday, Nov. 11, at the Grand Prairie Veterans Memorial, 925 Conover Drive, featuring guest speaker Lieutenant General Rick Lynch, Commanding General of the III Armored Corps and Fort Hood. Parks and Recreation requests all to gather at 9:30 a.m., as the services begin promptly at 10 a.m.
Lieutenant General Lynch assumed command of III Armored Corps and Fort Hood in July 2008. His awards and decorations include, but are not limited to, the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters) and Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster).
The event also features an aircraft flyover, bag pipers, a 21-gun salute and USO-themed patriotic music. Following the ceremony, a free all-American lunch will be provided at the Veterans Park Event Center, adjacent to the memorial.
For more information please call 972-237-8100 or visit www.grandfungp.com.