Fort Polk Guardian 12-08-2017

Vol. 44, No. 49 Published for the community of Fort Polk, La. Dec. 8, 2017 Guardian Fort Polk Inside the Guardian Soldiers recycle .......... 3 Writer returns ........... 5 Remembering ........... 6 Scout leader honored .. 9 Music fun ................. 12 True Samaritan ....... 13 Weekend weather Today Friday Sunday 45 57 55 30 0% 0% 0% 32 33 Rain chance Rain chance Rain chance Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Commanding General Maj. Gen. Gary Brito asks a little girl what gifts she hopes Santa will bring her for Christmas before the tree lighting at the Snowflake Festival Dec. 2 at the Main Post Exchange. The event, hosted by the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, featured a carousel, inflatables, fun children’s activi- ties, Trees for Troops and more. There was also a tree lighting ceremony and Santa and Mrs. Claus made their appearance. For more photos of the event, please see pages 12 and 13 of today’s Guardian. ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ VIVIAN LOPEZ / GUARDIAN