Veterans Day at Fort Polk - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Veterans Day at Fort Polk

Posted: Updated:

FORT POLK, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A moving ceremony at Fort Polk honored the men and women of our Armed Forces that served and are serving in the military.

 

Cecil R. Walker is a poet. 

"I just wrote all different kinds of poems, I can do two lines, three lines, four lines, whatever it don't matter, all I need some times is a persons name to write a poem," said Walker. 

His poetry is special because Cecil is a veteran, and a ceremony at Fort Polk was dedicated to him and others who served. 

"We want to remember and certainly acknowledge and celebrate, and of course many veterans who've gone on before us, so we're here today to recognize them and acknowledge them," said Rep. John Fleming. 

It's a ceremony dedicated to their steadfast defense of freedom.

"From the very beginning of our country from the Revolutionary War to today, so it's an upbeat ceremony for me we should be thankful for what they have accomplished and the many sacrifices they have given and continue to thank them for what they've done," said Brigadier General William Hickman.  

A chance for Cecil to show his own appreciation for his brothers and sisters in arms. 

"Like I stated in most of my poems, I love my Veteran friends, I like to be with them once in a  while when I can and support them when I can," said Walker.

Walker says he left the service in February of 1946 but he has been a poet since he was a child.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:38:27 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
  • Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:42:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
  • Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:41:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.