November 11 is National Veterans Day and this year it also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the entombment of the first Unknown Soldier, an unidentified casualty of WWI who represented all the unidentified and Missing in Action, the unaccounted for American soldiers lost on foreign soil. Since that time "unknowns" have been interred by each president presiding over conflicts up to and including Vietnam. 

This November 11 Ferriday Garden Club will host a special ceremony to dedicate a plaque and plant a memorial garden with red and white roses at the Blue Star marker in the Bayou Memorial Flag Park at the south entrance of Ferriday in remembrance of the Unknowns.

Ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. The public is invited, bring your lawn chairs. In case of rain, activities will be indoors at Ferriday Hall.

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