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Gold Star Mothers and Families Recognition Ceremony 2023

GOLD STAR MOTHERS AND FAMILIES RECOGNITION CEREMONY Please make plans to join us for LDVA’s annual Gold Star Mothers and Families Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park. There will be a free picnic lunch and live music by David St....

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Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs to host state premiere of international documentary ‘Dear Sirs’ as Veterans Day event

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO HOST STATE PREMIERE OF INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ‘DEAR SIRS’ AS VETERANS DAY EVENT BATON ROUGE, La.—The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs will host the state premiere of the international documentary “Dear Sirs” on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for...

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La. Department of Veterans Affairs partners with Combined Arms to offer comprehensive online access to veterans services

LA. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PARTNERS WITH COMBINED ARMS TO OFFER COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE ACCESS TO VETERANS SERVICES BATON ROUGE, La.—Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired) is proud to announce a partnership with Combined Arms to offer comprehensive online access to veterans services. This partnership...

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LDVA Veteran Services Guidebook

Want to know more about LDVA? Check out the latest edition of our LDVA Veteran Services Guidebook! In our guidebook you will find a message from Secretary Strickland as well as an overview of the programs and services we offer Louisiana’s 283,000 veterans and their families. If you would...

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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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Are you experiencing a crisis?

The Veterans Crisis Line is here to support you.

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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We care for our elder veterans in VA homes across the state.

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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We honor veterans and their families with dedicated burial honors.

LDVA operates five 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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