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Memorial Day Remembrance

On May 28, 2018, our great nation will observe Memorial Day. We will gather to remember America’s sons and daughters who sacrificed everything in the defense of our nation. This, however, is not a day for celebration. It is a day for reflection and remembrance. We want to not only reflect on the lives...

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Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 8, 2018 BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, through a joint effort with Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Gold Star Families Honoring Committee, the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, and the National WWII Museum, is spearheading the building of a new Gold Star...

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We Will Never Forget

SLIDELL, La. – Two Army Veterans were simultaneously honored and laid to rest at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery on Jan. 24. They are known as unaccompanied Veterans because they died with no surviving family members. Vietnam Army Veterans Wayne Patin and Harry Furner would not have had anyone at their gravesite...

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