I was six years old when the troops of the Louisiana War Games, or maneuvers, came through Minden. A convoy more than 50 miles long went through Minden on Highway 80, passing through downtown.
I was watching the soldiers throw addresses to girls along the parade route and I couldn’t imagine why they didn’t throw me one.
I will never forget that day and how proud everyone was of our soldiers and how patriotic all Americans were. I AM SO PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!
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This 9 x 12 inch oil painting will be sold at silent auction on September 12, 2011, with all proceeds going to the Dorcheat Historical Museum.*
*Top bid was $8000 by Ann Harlan!