Memorial Day Remembrance

On May 28, 2018, our great nation will observe Memorial Day.

We will gather to remember America’s sons and daughters who sacrificed everything in the defense of our nation.

This, however, is not a day for celebration. It is a day for reflection and remembrance.

We want to not only reflect on the lives of the fallen but, honor in some small way, the families who were affected when a son or daughter, mother or father, or a sibling was killed in action.

Neither a perfectly folded flag nor the piercing sound of rifle fire can begin to address such a loss.

On Memorial Day, though, we as a nation can try to say thank you. We can pause, if only for a few moments, to remember both the spirit and the act of sacrifice, for we are a country that was made on such sacrifice.

On this sacred day, we’d like to remind you of President Lincoln’s words, “we honor America’s fallen patriots by striving to be worthy of their great sacrifices as we all work toward making a better future for all mankind.”

Here is a list of the 2018 Memorial Day events that the LDVA is hosting:

    • LDVA’s Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28. LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland will be their keynote speaker. The NELVC is located at 2413 Hwy 425 in Rayville, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (318) 728-4346.
    • LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28. USAF Lt. Col. Taralene Waddle will be their keynote speaker. The NWLVC is located at 7970 Mike Clarke Road in Keithville, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (318) 925-0612.
    • LDVA’s Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Program will at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 25. Army Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank will be their keynote speaker. The CLVC is located at 3348 University parkway in Leesville, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (337) 238-6405.
    • LDVA’s Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28. USAF Brig. Gen. John Cushman will be their keynote speaker. The NELVC is located at 2413 Hwy 425 in Rayville, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (318) 728-4346.
    • LDVA’s Louisiana Veterans Home will host their Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23. LDVA Communications Director Alex Juan will be their keynote speaker. The LVH is located at4739 Hwy 10 in Jackson, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (225) 342-8998.
    • LDVA’s Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home will host their Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 25. The Honorable Kay Kellogg Katz will be their keynote speaker. Lunch will be provided by the Sons of AMVETS. The NELVH is located at 6700 Hwy. 165 North in Monroe, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (318) 362-4206.
    • LDVA’s Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home will host their Memorial Day Program at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 28. The NWLVH is located 3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (318) 741-2763.
    • LDVA’s Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home will host their Memorial Day Program at 1 p.m. on Friday, May. 25. Former St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre will be their keynote speaker. The SELVH is located at 4080 W. Airline in Reserve, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (985) 479-4080.
    • LDVA’s Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home will host their Memorial Day Program at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May.  Congressman Clay Higgins Field Representative and Veteran Chris Sullivan will be their keynote speaker. The SWLVH is located at 1610 Evangeline Road in Jennings, Louisiana. They can be reached at: (337) 824-2829.
    • NOTE: LDVA team members will be supporting and/or participating in a myriad of runs and hikes for the fallen, luncheons, ceremonies, and remembrance events being held throughout Louisiana for Memorial Day. The LDVA will also be hosting a dedication ceremony for the new Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the new Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday, Sept. 30.

 

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