LDVA 2019 Memorial Day Events

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) will be hosting nine poignant events that will each pay tribute to the members of our U.S. Armed Forces, from across all generations, that answered the call to duty and paid the ultimate price in order to protect our freedoms.  The America we know today would not be the same were it not for the men and women we honor on Memorial Day.

“The “Memorial” in Memorial Day is often ignored by the beneficiaries of the ultimate sacrifices made for us by the brave men and women who gave their last breath in defense of our country,” said LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland. “Often we do not observe this day as it should be, but I encourage all of you to consider taking a moment of solemn remembrance for our fallen and to find ways to honor the families these Louisianan’s left behind.

LDVA is hosting the following events across the state:

LDVA’s Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home Memorial Day Program will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24.  Their keynote speaker will be U.S. Army Major Stewart Cathey, Jr.. The NELVH is located at 6700 Highway 165 North in Monroe, Louisiana. They can be reached by calling: (318) 362-4206.

LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home Memorial Day Program will consist of a flag- lowering ceremony that will be held out front at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24. A small reception will follow. The NWLVH is located at 3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, in Bossier City, Louisiana. They can be reached by calling: (318) 741-2763.

LDVA’s Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home Memorial Day Program will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 24.  Their keynote speaker will be U.S. Army Veteran Chris Sullivan who is a Field representative from Congressman Clay Higgins Office. The SWLVH is located at 1610 Evangeline Road in Jennings, Louisiana. They can be reached by calling: (337) 824-2829.

LDVA’s Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home Memorial Day Program will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Their keynote speaker will be U.S. Army Veteran Kyle Graham. The SELVH is located at 4080 West Airline Highway in Reserve, Louisiana. They can be reached by calling: (985) 479-4080.

LDVA’s Louisiana Veterans Home will host their Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24. Their keynote speaker will be Mr. Bob Courtney. The LVH is located at 4739 Highway 10 in Jackson, Louisiana. They can be reached by calling: (225) 634-5265.

LDVA’s Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Their keynote speaker will be U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy. The NELVC is located at 2413 Highway 425 in Rayville, Louisiana. They can be reached by calling: (318) 728-4346.

LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Their keynote will be DAV Department Commander John Mercer. The NWLVC is located at 7970 Mike Clarke Road in Keithville, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (318) 925-0612.

The Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Their keynote speaker will be U.S. Army COL Jarrett A. Thomas, Garrison Commander of JRTC and Fort Polk. The CLVC is located at 3348 University Parkway in Leesville, Louisiana. They can be reached by calling: (337) 238-6405.

LDVA’s Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Their keynote speaker will be LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland. The SELVC is located at 34888 Grantham College Drive in Slidell, Louisiana. They can be reached by calling: (985) 646-6458.

All LDVA Memorial Day events are free and open to the public. Questions can be directed to LDVA’s Communications Director, Ms. Alex Juan, by emailing: alex.juan@la.gov or calling: (225) 281-7833.

 

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