Here’s a press release about the Praying for our Peacemakers event next week in Slidell…
WHO: St. Tammany Community (anticipated crowds in excess of 3,000)
WHAT: “Praying For Our Peacemakers” event
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 5 p.m. Program begins at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Slidell’s Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane behind the historic Train
Depot on Front Street
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
An extraordinary outpouring of support from the community for law
The event will include special guest speakers Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan,
Slidell Police Chief E.J. Howard, Slidell Assistant Police Chief Kevin Swann
and more, with an introductory message by event co-organizer E.J. Walls.
Additional scheduled presenters include a performance of the National Anthem
by Krystal Boothe Gonzales and Dana Davis; an opening prayer by Pastor John
Raymond of New Horizon Church; End of Watch by Slidell Police Chaplain
Jeffery W. Nave; a bagpipe performance by Scott Seymour; trumpet performance
of “Taps” by Bobby Ohler; a moment of prayer by Pastor Lawrence Weathersby,
Sr. of Living the Word International Church; a performance of “Amazing
Grace” by Jonathan Koeppel; and a closing prayer by Slidell Police Chaplain
The event is free and open to the community, and attendees are encouraged to
wear blue in support of law enforcement officers. Attendees are encouraged
to bring chairs. No alcoholic beverages or pets are permitted at this event.
This event initially was scheduled to take place in front of the Slidell
Police Department located at 2112 Sgt. Alfred Drive. Following social media
posts by organizers E.J. Walls and Carrie Calvin, with event attendance
confirmations nearing 1,000, event interest approaching an additional 700,
and over 15,000 social media invitations shared by interested individuals,
Slidell Police Chief E.J. Howard met with organizers to discuss moving the
event to Slidell’s Heritage Park to ensure sufficient accommodations for the
safety of attendees.
Numerous local organizations and individuals have pledged generous donations
of food and beverages, sufficient to feed the law enforcement officers as
well as the anticipated crowds.