Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Oct 02nd

Fleming to speak at special Vet event

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Fresh off Tuesday's re-election, Congressman John Fleming will be in his hometown this Sunday taking part in the annual Veterans Day Memorial at Turner's Pond.

Fleming, a local physician and veteran of the United States Navy, will speak about the sacrifices troops have made to defend and honor their nation.

The memorial event will be held at 3 p.m. at the Flag Memorial.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside Lakeview United Methodist Church where, according to Rev. Bill Ichter, all of the ceremony will take place except the changing of the flags, which takes place beside the pond.

The event is open to the public, and organizers urge local veterans as well as their families and well-wishers to attend.

Veterans Day is set aside annually to reflect on the sacrifices of all of those who have put on the uniform to serve in the United States military.

It is a day to honor our veterans, who proved their heroism and love of country time and again, from Yorktown and Gettysburg to Iwo Jima and the Persian Gulf.

More than a million have died in service to America; and more than a million and a half have been wounded.

Congressman Fleming was first elected to Congress in December 2008. He represents Louisiana's Fourth Congressional District, which extends from Shreveport/Bossier to Kinder.

Fleming is a member of two House Committees - Armed Services and Natural Resources. He also serves as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs.

Fleming has been married to his wife Cindy for 34 years and they have four adult children and two grandchildren. His background as a Medical Officer in the United States Navy laid a path for his medical practice.

He has served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and School Department Director at First Baptist of Minden. His medical practice and several non-medical businesses provide over 500 jobs to Louisianans.

 

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