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Wreaths Across America 2020

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is honored to commemorate Wreaths Across America Day 2020. While we were not able to host traditional ceremonies at each of our cemeteries, we were able to place wreaths at each veteran’s gravesite. Thank you to each family and community member who sponsored...

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First Lady’s Blog, December 2020: Eugene Lussan, World War II veteran

On Oct. 17, 2020, Eugene Lussan, a decorated World War II veteran, celebrated his 100th birthday. Staff from the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs joined Gov. John Bel Edwards and members of both the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Louisiana State Senate to honor him for his service...

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Louisiana Launches Business Startup Program for Veterans

Louisiana leaders launched an innovative program to hone the entrepreneurial skills of veterans who start a business in the state. Pathway to Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs, or PAVE, is a partnership of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana Small Business...

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Main Street Recovery Program offers grants to veteran-owned small businesses

The Main Street Recovery Program, administered by the Louisiana Department of the Treasury, is a grant authorizing $40 million in aid to be distributed to women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses in Louisiana. Applications will open on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at https://www.louisianamainstreet.com/. During the first 21 days, the...

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LDVA’s LaVetCorps Program is hiring!

Do you want to serve Louisiana’s student veterans? YOU could be a campus Navigator through the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs’ LaVetCorps program! As a LaVetCorps Navigator, you would: provide a safe and welcoming space for student veterans; provide referrals for Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs services and other...

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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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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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