Veterans to be honored at WH


Retired and active military personnel will be honored at the Veterans Day service at 2 p.m. Monday at the White Hall Museum’s Veterans Monument, 9009 Dollarway Road. The names of those killed and missing in action will be read during the annual service.

Boe Fontaine of White Hall, who served two tours in Vietnam during a career in the Marine Corps from 1959 to 1980; Col. David L. Musgrave, commander of the Pine Bluff Arsenal; White Hall Mayor Noel Foster; and the Rev. Paul Williams, pastor of White Hall’s First Baptist Church, will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in service to the country.

Richard Bailey and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Brass Quintet will perform during the service and Sgt. Maj. Larry Adams and the White Hall High School Junior ROTC detachment will present the colors, said Mary Lou Mauldin, museum director.

Following the keynote addresses by Musgrave and Fontaine, a musical salute to the veterans will include John Phillips Sousa marches and the Armed Forces Medley.

The motorcycle groups Fallen Riders, ABATE and Genesis will conduct a ride-in salute to the veterans and the ceremony will conclude will a fly-over salute by the Razorback Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association at Grider Field.

Guests will be invited to tour the museum and grounds at the conclusion of the ceremony, according to Mauldin. Parking will be provided near the museum.