Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs to dedicate women veterans statue at Louisiana Veterans Home

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO DEDICATE WOMEN VETERANS STATUE AT LOUISIANA VETERANS HOME

BATON ROUGE, La.—Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired) invites the public to attend the dedication of a women veterans statue at the Louisiana Veterans Home in Jackson, La. on Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.

“It is our great honor to place this women veterans statue at the Louisiana Veterans Home,” said Secretary Strickland. “This statue stands as a representation of the women who have served our country in the Armed Forces. I hope that as people visit their loved ones here at our Jackson home that they, especially women, are inspired by the sacrifices made by women veterans.”

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, of our nation’s nearly 2 million women veterans, there are more than 30,000 women veterans who call Louisiana home. By 2043, women are projected to make up more than 16% of all living veterans. Women have formally been part of the U.S. Armed Forces since the inception of the Army Nurse Corps in 1901, but have informally served since the beginning of the nation’s military.

LDVA is proud to support women veterans through its outreach program by hosting events that highlight our women veterans including luncheons, ceremonies and conferences. Each spring, our department holds its annual Louisiana Women Veterans Health Care Symposium to educate women veterans on the health care options available to them. LDVA staff also attends events hosted by women veterans groups and offers support to them as well.

The Louisiana Veterans Home is located at 4739 Highway 10 in Jackson, La. in the rolling hills of East Feliciana Parish. The staff at the Louisiana Veterans Home provides care to honorably discharged veterans, spouses of veterans and Gold Star parents. We provide personalized, rehabilitative and restorative health care in a safe, clean, home-like environment. Currently, there are three women veterans residing at the Jackson home.

For more information about LDVA’s women veterans outreach program, contact Veteran Outreach Program Director Larry Williams at larry.williams@la.gov. For more information about the dedication or LDVA, visit vetaffairs.la.gov, email veteran@la.gov, call 225.219.5000 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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