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Veterans Assistance Counselor William Barnes

William Barnes grew up in the small town of Maysville in northwest Missouri. The town had a population of about 2,700. There were no traffic lights and only one four- way stop where the streets surrounding the courthouse were and are still brick. This quaint town living gave him...

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Celebrating Our Heroes!

Celebrating our Heroes! The Louisiana Veterans Home Recognition Ceremony was held in Jackson. La., on Thursday, Nov. 10. Former Louisiana National Guard Soldier Geary Williams served as the keynote speaker. Williams currently serves as the Veteran Outreach Coordinator at Clarity House. He thanked Veterans for their service and spoke of the...

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New Orleans-born sailor who died in Pearl Harbor finally comes home

NOLA.com Story by Chelsea Brasted The six Navy sailors placed the casket, draped in an American flag, into the waiting hearse. Swirling lights of the nearby Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office escort vehicles turned the sailors’ enlisted whites blue Tuesday night (Nov. 7). They backed up slowly as they transferred the weight, still...

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Individual VA benefits and claims information is only given through an accredited Veterans Assistance Counselor.


You could be eligible for emergency financial assistance through LDVA.

The Military Family Assistance Fund awarded $350,000 to assist 171,000 veterans and their families affected by flooding in 2016. The fund provides support for a variety of financial hardships when certain criteria apply.

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Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Our state-of-the-art facilities provide specialized services for veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents in five locations across the state, including Jackson, Bossier City, Monroe, Reserve, and Jennings.

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LDVA operates four Veteran Cemeteries across the state, offering a variety of burial options for veterans, spouses, and dependent children. We are proud to honor our service members and their families with beautiful, spacious grounds and a variety of burial benefits.

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