A large crowd gathered near the entrance to the Medical Center of South Arkansas on Thursday to honor veterans representing the U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy. - Photo by Janice McIntyre/News-Times / Janice McIntyre
Passing: Alex Bennett, marketing coordinator for the Medical Center of South Arkansas, gives balloons to veterans, their families and friends to release at the conclusion of a Salute to MCSA Veterans. The event was held Thursday morning at the hospital.
The American flag is raised during the annual Medical Center of South Arkansas’ Salute to Veterans’ Thursday. The American flag was presented by Don Senterfitt; Vicki Milam led the singing of the ‘National Anthem;’ Scott Street, the new chief executive officer of MCSA, welcomed veterans, families and friends to the ceremony; Dr. Dwayne Daniels gave opening remarks and Billy Artis prayed and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Beth McCormick recognized families during the event.
Amber Pauley, left, and Justin Brewer present awards to Medical Center of South Arkansas employees who served in the military. Dr. Dwayne Daniels, who served in the United States Army National Guard, shakes hands with Brewer as he accepts his award.