Thursday, September 01, 2005

Preparations Underway for Ceremony and Other Important Information

City Staffer Braye Cloud helps to dress the Razorback in preparation for the ceremony tomorrow recognizing the 60th anniversary of the surrender of Japan during World War II.
The event will begin at 11:30 aboard the 394.

Speakers include Brian Talton, LT USN and Mayor Patrick H. Hays. A U.S. Navy Honor Guard and members of the NLR Police Department Honor Guard will also particpate as will Mr. Bill Spainhour, Director of Bands for the North Little Rock School District. The event will conclude at noon.


Mayor Hays and Greg Zonner have directed that all proceeds from admissions today through Monday be designated as Hurricane Katrina Relief Funds.

The City of North Little Rock has opened its doors and homes to our friends and neighbors who have been displaced by Katrina.

Anyone from Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama are invited to tour the Razorback with their families or other members of their group free of charge.

Many churches in the area have answered the call and are providing meals, homes and friendly faces. Our school district has already begun enrolling children. Our local Boys and Girls Club and our city Parks and Recreation Department have pulled out all stops to meet the needs of the young people run away from their homes by this horrible disaster.

If you would like to help in our efforts please contact Margaret Powell at 501-340-5305.

Godspeed to our fellow citizens not very far south of us.


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