BATON ROUGE – Today, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Secretary Joey Strickland received official confirmation that he has been appointed to serve as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials.
The Committee is authorized by statute, 38 United States Code §2401, to advise VA Secretary Robert L. Wilkie on issues involving the operation of the VA’s national cemeteries, the provision of the headstones and markers, the administration of the Presidential Memorial Certificate, and the State Cemetery Grants Programs, as well as related burial benefits.
“Secretary Strickland’s dedication to Veterans and military families is unparalleled,” said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. “His appointment to the VA’s Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials brings great credit to himself, to our state, and to more importantly, gives a voice to the concerns of our Veterans on a national level.”
Strickland was selected to serve in this capacity for a 2-year term through August 2020.
“I am humbled and honored to serve my fellow Veterans in this capacity,” said LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland. “It is my personal goal to honor the men and women who have served in uniform and have sacrificed for our nation.”