In honor: Veterans and community members are invited to the USS KIDD Veterans Museum’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. The observance will be held aboard the USS KIDD beginning at 11:55 a.m. The free event is hosted by USS KIDD staff and volunteers. On Dec. 7, 1941, imperial Japanese airplanes and submarines attacked the Navy fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor and more than 2,400 American military personnel were killed in the attack. Among those lost were Rear Adm. Isaac C. Kidd Sr., after whom the USS KIDD is named, and 46 native sons of Louisiana. See more information about the observance here.
Certificates: Baton Rouge Community College today announced plans to launch a new weekend college program next semester that allows students to work toward one of two certificates by attending classes offered Friday evening and all day Saturday. The certificates, one in business technology and the other in general studies, can be completed by taking 15 hours over two semesters. The program is designed to meet the scheduling needs of working adults. BRCC has more information about the program.
Building: National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.7% in October but is up 1.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $776.5 billion, 2.3% lower than the cyclical peak attained in April 2019. Read the full report.