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The Story of C.D. Clement

C.D. Clement was born on New Year’s Eve in 1928 and currently resides at the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home (SELVH) in Reserve, La. He graduated from E.D. White High School where he received trophies in football, basketball and baseball while also an honors student....

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The Unclaimed Veterans: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Pays Final Respects to Four Local Veterans

SLIDELL, La. – The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery (SELVC) will lay to rest four no-family Veterans at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. Veterans, service organizations, members of the community, and the general public are all invited to help pay final respects to...

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Ask A Lawyer: Pro Bono Project Offers Free Legal Advice for Veterans

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA), in partnership with the Baton Rouge Bar Association, is facilitating a free legal clinic at their East Baton Rouge Parish Service Office on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The Pro Bono Project provides walk-in legal clinics two to three times a month...

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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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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 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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