Tarrant County and Arlington will honor military veterans on November 11, 2010 in a commemoration ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Veterans Park in Arlington. The commemoration, sponsored by Great Southwest Rotary - Arlington, will feature John L. Garrison, Jr., president and CEO, Bell Helicopter, as the keynote speaker. Mayor Robert Cluck will greet dignitaries and veterans on behalf of the city of Arlington.

Garrison, a graduate of the 1982 class of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, served 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger qualified artilleryman and a professor in the department of Social Sciences at West Point. Garrison earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from West Point and an MBA from Harvard University Business School. He also completed Textron's Global Leadership program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Garrison is a member of Textron's executive leadership team, comprising the top 18 executives of the corporation.

Tarrant County Criminal Court Judge Brent A. Carr and the Cowtown Music Club will provide patriotic music. The choir of New World United Methodist Church, Arlington, will sing the National Anthem.

Judge Carr is a United States Marine Corps veteran. Judge Carr's judicial responsibilities recently expanded to include the new Veterans Court Diversion Program.

The Veterans Park Memorial is a project of the Arlington Veterans Park Foundation. The city of Arlington maintains the site and has provided funding through the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.

A complimentary luncheon for all attendees will immediately follow the ceremony at noon in the park pavilion. The commemoration is free and open to the public. Please make reservations for the luncheon online to runz-law@swbell.net.

Veterans Park is located in Arlington on Spanish Trail at Arkansas Lane. For more information please call Jim Runzheimer at 817-795-2020.



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