Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates Veterans Day by hosting, participating, or attending a myriad of events honoring veterans and their families

BATON ROUGE, La. The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) has a saying: “To us, every day is Veterans Day, and every day is Memorial Day.”

The LDVA mission is clear as they provide comprehensive care and quality service to Louisiana’s Veterans, and their families, with regard to health care, education, disability benefits, long-term care, and burial honors.

“I’m proud of this Department and all that they do for Louisiana’s Veterans,” said LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland. “As we get closer to celebrating Veterans Day, we hope to see many of you at these events happening across the state.”

This year, the LDVA will be hosting, or its team members will be participating or supporting, the following events:

Nov. 1:

City of Baker Veterans Town Hall, LDVA Deputy Assistant Secretary of Benefits, Ms. Vanessa Melancon, will brief attendees and a LDVA booth with a Veterans Assistance Counselor will be set up to help answer questions, Baker Municipal Building 6PM, Baker, Louisiana

Bossier Parish Community College and Louisiana Tech University Veterans Resource Center Ribbon Cutting, Bossier Parish Community College, 2PM, Bossier City, Louisiana

Nov. 2:

Shreve Memorial Library Branch, Veterans Day Program, LDVA NWLVC Director Ken Epperson Speaking, 4PM, Belcher, Louisiana

Nov. 3:

American Legion Post 244, 4th Annual Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast, 6-11AM, Kinder Louisiana

Soldier Stuffing hosted by BR Soldier Outreach at Mooyah Burgers & Fries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nov 5:

LDVA’s Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Ground Breaking Ceremony, Governor John Bel Edwards Keynote, 2PM, Jennings, Louisiana

LDVA’s Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home Veterans Week Kick-Off Themed Party, 2PM, Monroe, Louisiana

Nov. 7:

LDVA’s Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home Carroll High School ROTC presentation, 9AM, JS Clark Elementary Choir performance, 10AM, Veterans Celebration Dance, 2PM, Monroe, Louisiana

LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home Louisiana Honor Medal Ceremony and Reception, 10AM, Bossier City, Louisiana

LTG Troy H. Middleton Chapter, Military Order of the World Wars, “Massing of the Colors,” 9AM, Parkview Baptist High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nov.8:

LSBDC at Southern University, Financing and Contracts for Veterans Workshop, 9AM-12PM, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Benton High School JROTC Flag Folding Ceremony, 9:30AM, LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home, Bossier City, Louisiana

Fort Polk Salute to Veterans, 10AM, 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment Hangar, Fort Polk, Louisiana

City of Baker Veterans Day Ceremony, LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland Keynote, 11AM, Baker Municipal Building, Baker, Louisiana

LSU National Roll Call and Veterans Day Celebration, LSU Parade Grounds, LDVA Communications Director Alex Juan Keynote, 1oAM -12PM, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fletcher Technical Community College Veterans Day Observance and Veterans Resource Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 11AM, Main Campus, Room 211, Schriever, Louisiana

LDVA’s Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home Veterans Appreciation Fall Carnival, 2PM, Monroe, Louisiana

St. Landry Parish School Board Veteran Employee Recognition Day, LDVA’s Southwest Regional Manager Janice Brown speaking, 5PM, Opelousas Civic Center, Opelousas, Louisiana

Nov. 9:

LDVA’s Louisiana Veterans Home Veterans Day Program, Marine Ronald Johnson Keynote, 9 AM, Jackson, Louisiana

LDVA’s Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home Veterans Day Program, LDVA Communications Director Alex Juan Keynote, 9AM, Jennings, Louisiana

LDVA’s Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home Veterans Day Program, Veteran Bill Jameson Keynote, 10AM, Monroe, Louisiana

Benton Middle School Band performing at LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home, 1PM, Bossier City, Louisiana

Veterans Day Week-end Ceremony, presented by City of Bossier and the Women Veterans of the Ark La Tex, 4:15-5:15PM (sunset), Bossier City Veterans Memorial, Bossier City, Louisiana

Nov. 10:

Frierson Youth Group presenting cards to LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home residents, 10AM, Bossier City, Louisiana

Disabled American Veterans, Veterans Day Ceremony, LDVA Veterans Assistance Counselor Pam Russell speaking, 11AM, 29366 Highway 191, Many, Louisiana

Haughton Elementary School Choir performing at LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home, 1PM, Bossier City, Louisiana

Nov 11:

LDVA Veterans Day Ceremony at the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park, LDVA Commissioner and Purple Heart Recipient Rick O’Brien Keynote, 11AM, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LDVA’s Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home Veterans Day Parade participation, Veterans Day Program, and Veterans Day Celebration in St. James Parish, various times, St. James Parish

The National WWII Museum Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, LDVA Southeast Regional Manager Dave Holcombe attending, 11AM, New Orleans, Louisiana

2018 Veterans Day Parade, State Fair of Louisiana, 12-4PM, Shreveport, Louisiana

Gretna Farmers Market Veterans Day Ceremony, LDVA Southeast Regional Manager Dave Holcombe attending, 6-9PM, Gretna, Louisiana

Nov. 12:

LDVA’s Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home residents participating in Do Good Week Talent Show, 10AM, Reserve, Louisiana

Negreet High School Veterans Day Ceremony, LDVA Veterans Assistance Counselor Pam Russell attending, 11AM, Negreet, Louisiana

Nov. 13:

Forest Hills Elementary School Veterans Day Program, LDVA’s NWLVC Director Ken Epperson Speaking, 4pm, Shreveport, Louisiana

Nov. 15:

The Wall That Heals Opening Ceremony, LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland and various LDVA personnel attending, Franklinton Parade Grounds, 9AM, Franklinton, Louisiana

Nov. 17:

2nd Annual Women Veterans Day Celebration, LDVA Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator Alex Juan participating, Renaissance Hotel, 9AM – 12 PM, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Wall That Heals, Candlelight Vigil/Reading of the Names, LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland participating, Franklinton Parade Grounds, 6PM, Franklinton, Louisiana

Nov. 20:

LDVA’s Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home Louisiana Honor Medal presentation, 10AM, Reserve, Louisiana

 

 

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