On Saturday, February 4 at 6 PM the Portage Parks Department will be hosting Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, a decorated 37-year army veteran and a global authority on leadership and emergency preparedness as our special guest speaker at the Air Zoo.

As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, he became known as the “Category 5 General” for his leadership in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. When Hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma, and Ida approach — or when supply chain issues impact the economy — retired Lt. General Russel Honoré is the person news networks like CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and CBS call on as their go-to expert on emergency and disaster preparedness. Today he leads the campaign to find solutions to the climate crisis. Join the City of Portage as we dive into the life journey of Lt. General Russel L. Honoré on Saturday, February 4.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm at the Air Zoo (6151 Portage Rd, Portage) with the presentation beginning at 6PM. A limited number of books will be available for purchase (cash only-while supplies last). After the presentation you are welcome to enjoy the Air Zoo’s featured exhibitions and a book signing by Lt. General Russel L. Honoré. Books will be available for purchase on-site.

 This event is free and open to the public. You can find updated information at the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588153138309422