MONROE, La. – Veterans, their families, veteran service organizations, and community members are cordially invited to attend the Monroe Veterans Lunch & Learn being held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1809, located at 1499 Highway 594 in Monroe, La., on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The lunch is being sponsored by Sam’s Club.

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Secretary Joey Strickland will be the keynote speaker, and several of his key team members will be there to brief on their areas of responsibility, and to answer questions.

“For us, every day is Veterans Day and every day is Memorial Day,” said LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland. “My Department is participating is these events, which are being held across the state this year, so that we can hear the needs and concerns of our veterans, and can continue to help make each of their lives better.”

There is no registration needed or cost associated for veterans to attend this event. Several local organizations will be setting up resource tables during throughout the luncheon.

“Our post is proud to partner with the LDVA on this important event, and to be able to continue to help veterans in need,” said VFW Post #1809 Commander Chris LeGuin.

Please contact LDVA Communications Director, Ms. Alex Juan, with any questions or concerns. She may be reached via email at: or by calling (225) 281-7833.