Veterans Day 2022

Veterans Day 2022

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs will celebrate Veterans Day by participating in and supporting events across the state in honor of Louisiana’s 283,000 veterans.

At LDVA, we like to say that every day is Veterans Day because daily we are serving veterans in 74 parish service offices and 32 student veterans centers on college campuses, caring for veterans in our five state-run veterans homes and burying veterans with honor in our five state-run veteran cemeteries.

Note: If you are hosting an event and would like it added to this list, please email all information to veteran@la.gov.

Updated as of Friday, Nov. 4

Sunday, Oct. 30
Eighth Annual Veterans Regatta
Attended by LDVA Veterans Assistance Counselor Mike Perfinski
10:30 a.m.
Pontchartrain Yacht Club
140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville
Contact: Brian Keating, 985.789.0998 or PYC Office (Nicole), 985.626.3192

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Braille Flag and Purple Heart Plaque Dedication
Attended by LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired) and staff
10 a.m.
Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park
300 Capitol Access Road, Baton Rouge

Thursday, Nov. 3
Veterans Celebration
5:30 p.m.
Louisiana State Archives
Refreshments and tour of “Selling the Great War: The Posters of WWI”
3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge

Veterans Luncheon
11:30 a.m.
Michael J. Kenny Center, City of Hammond Recreation Department
601 W. Coleman Ave., Hammond
RSVP: 985.277.5906

Friday, Nov. 4
Women Veterans Statue Dedication
Attended by LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired) and staff
10 a.m.
Louisiana Veterans Home
4739 Highway 10, Jackson

Saturday, Nov. 5
Eighth Annual Community Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast
Attended by LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired) and Veterans Outreach Program Director Larry Williams
6-10 a.m.
The Grand Church
205 First Ave., Kinder
Contact: alpost244la@gmail.com

Military Appreciation Day
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator John Bennett
4 p.m.
Texas State vs. ULM, Malone Stadium, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Veteran recognition by branch of service
Louisiana Army National Guard Reenlistment Ceremony

Veteran and First Responder Breakfast
8-11 a.m.
American Legion Post 1
1530 Ninth St., Lake Charles
Free to veterans, first responders and their families

Veterans Day Celebration
Grand Marshall LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Pam Veillon
11 a.m.
Veterans Day Parade
Line up at 10 a.m.
Noon
Veterans Day Ceremony

Vets for Vets Warrior Run
8-10 a.m.
Bike & Car Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Margaritaville
777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City
Register at sportspectrumusa.com

Sunday, Nov. 6
23rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Noon-4 p.m.
Ceremony at 1:15 p.m.
East Beauregard High School Football Stadium

St. Bernard Parish Veteran Parade and Celebration
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Veterans Monument, Fred Sigur Civic Center
8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon
Attended by Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Director Daniele Palen
1-3 p.m.
Slidell City Auditorium

Veterans Day Ceremonies
10 a.m.
Hope Church
12628 River Road, Destrehan
and
Hope Church
349 Central Lafourche Drive, Raceland

Sunday, Nov. 6-Saturday, Nov. 12
Red Stick Veterans Week

Sunday, Nov. 6
Prayer Breakfast
7:30-9 a.m.
Bethany Church

Monday, Nov. 7
Red Stick Veterans Week Kickoff
10 a.m.
Rhorer Plaza

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Yoga on the Lawn
5 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Veterans Career/Benefits Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University

Thursday, Nov. 10
Smoke Em If Ya Got Em
5-8 p.m.
Don Juan Cigar Bar

Friday, Nov. 11
SU AROTC Veterans Ball
6 p.m.
SU Cotillion Ballroom

Saturday, Nov. 12
Red Stick Battle Run 5K
8 a.m.
Mayberry Field, AW Mumford Stadium

For sponsorship and registration information, visit eventbrite.com

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Veterans Day Ceremony
Guest speaker LDVA Veterans Outreach Program Director Larry Williams
11 a.m.
River Parishes Community College, Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road, Reserve

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Veterans Day Celebration
Guest speaker LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Chris Farrell
11 a.m.
Southern University New Orleans, University Center, Second Floor

Veterans Day Celebration
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Terry Jackson
11 a.m.
Lac Maurepas Room, City Park Campus, Delgado Community College
615 City Park Ave., New Orleans

Wednesday, Nov. 9-Friday, Nov. 11
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Veterans Week Events
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Robby Bethel

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Pizza Party
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Teche Room 116, Student Union, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Thursday, Nov. 10
GelSoft Event
3-5 p.m.
Acadiana GelSoft

Thursday, Nov. 10
Stuff the Boat
6-9 p.m.
Rouses Market
601 Bertrand Drive

Friday, Nov. 11
Breakfast
7:30-9:30 a.m.
Louisiane Room 219, Student Union

Friday, Nov. 11
Moment of silence and speaking names of the fallen
Noon
Cypress Lakes Plaza

Thursday, Nov. 10
City of Central Veterans Ceremony
Attended by LDVA Director of Communications Brandee Patrick
6 p.m.
Central Intermediate School, Cafetorium
11526 Sullivan Road, Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Parish School System Veterans Day Celebration
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Jefferson Terrace Academy
5601 Upton Drive, Baton Rouge
RSVP by Oct. 28 at https://forms.gle/X7ez4K7WfwNj6HDH9

Fourth Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Greg Ludley
2:30 p.m.
Bettye Smith School of Nursing Auditorium, Grambling State University
Guest speaker Congresswoman Julia Letlow

“Thank Me For My Service, a Veterans Cry for Help” Documentary
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Jack Toups
5 p.m.
Le Bijou Theater, Student Union, Nicholls State University
Viewing including dinner and a veteran panel

Third Annual Veterans Day Parade
9:30 a.m.
Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home
1610 Evangeline Road, Jennings

Third Annual Veterans Day Parade
10 a.m.
Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home
6700 Highway 165, Monroe

Veterans Appreciation Day
Emcee LDVA Veterans Outreach Program Director Larry Williams
Attended by Incarcerated Veterans Liaison Tara Jones
11 a.m.
American Legion Boyd-Ewing Post 58

Veterans Day Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m.
River Center Library
250 North Blvd., Fourth Floor
Register on Eventbrite
Must be resident of East Baton Rouge Parish and have previously served in at least one branch of the Armed Forces

Veterans Day Celebration
11 a.m.-noon
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
510 E. Stoner Ave., Shreveport
Keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara

Veterans Day Celebration
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Lutcher Park
Performances from local schools, free food, firework show and three-volley salute

Veterans Day Ceremony
Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home
3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, Bossier City

Veterans Day Ceremony
Guest speaker LDVA Executive Management Officer Holly Talley
11 a.m.
River Parishes Community College, Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales

Veterans Day and Marine Corps Birthday Ceremonies
Attended by LDVA Veterans Assistance Counselor Stan Stewart
10 a.m.
Louisiana Veterans Home
4739 Highway 10, Jackson

Veterans Day Parade
2 p.m.
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home
4080 W. Airline Highway, Reserve

Veterans Day Pinning Ceremony
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Laura Lancon
1-3 p.m.
Nunez Community College
3710 Paris Road, Chalmette
Contact: Michelle, mroper@nunez.edu

Veterans Day Program
Guest Speaker LDVA Veterans Assistance Counselor Norman Bruce Jr.
11 a.m.
Central Louisiana Technical Community College
516 Murray St., Alexandria

Veterans Memorial Plaza Ribbon Cutting and Veterans Luncheon
10 a.m.
Edward A. Dufresne Community Center
274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling

Friday, Nov. 11
Iberia Veterans Association’s Veterans Celebration
6 p.m.
Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia

Iberville Salute to Veterans
Attended by LDVA Regional Manager Welma Jackson
10 a.m.
23640 Railroad Ave., Plaquemine
Special presentation of Purple Heart to local family of soldier killed in war by Gov. John Bel Edwards

Lake Charles Veterans Day Events
8:30-10 a.m.
“Ruck the Chuck” 5K Ruck March or Run/Walk
Starts and finishes at Civic Center grounds at Veterans Memorial Park
10 a.m.-noon
City of Lake Charles Veterans Day Ceremony
4:30-10 p.m.
Grilled food on site
Free event open to public
SWLA Veterans Association BBQ at Crying Eagle Brewery
Free to veterans and their families

Memorial Mass
10 a.m.
Main Chapel, Holy Family Cemetery
2807 N. Curtis Lane, New Iberia
Bishop Deshotel, Diocese of Lafayette, presiding
Contact: Wade Broussard, 337.364.1663

“Never Forget/Always Remember” Celebration
Guest speaker by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator John Bennett
2 p.m.
VFW Post 1809
1499 Highway 594, Swartz

Second Annual Vet Together
3 p.m.
Chafunkta Brewing Company
69123 Sky Brook Road, Mandeville

Second Annual Veterans Day Ruck March
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigators Anna Churco and Kimberly Belalcazar
9:30 a.m.
Louisiana State University, William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center
96 Veterans Drive, Baton Rouge
Food provided by Wounded Warrior Project
RSVP: Grants@lsu.edu by Nov. 9

Second Annual Veterans vs. ROTC Flag Football Game
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Steve Worth
12:30-2 p.m.
Southeastern Louisiana University, Strawberry Stadium

Seventh Annual Ruston’s Veterans Day “Honoring Our Heroes” Celebration
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Brad Mathis
11 a.m.
Railroad Park, Downtown Ruston
RSVP: jamesaustin@rustonla.gov or 318.251.8689 by Oct. 29

Veterans Appreciation Ceremony
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator John Bennett
1 p.m.
Quad, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Recognition of ULM faculty/staff and ULM student veterans

Veterans Day 2022
Boiled shrimp/blue crab plates for sale
2 p.m.
Live music by Black Water Brake
7 p.m.
VFW Post 1809
1499 Highway 594, Monroe
$10 cover; free entry and meal for veterans/military
Contact: 318.345.4185

Veterans Day Celebration
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Cate Square Park
279 N. Oak St., #219, Hammond
Breakfast and door prizes

Veterans Day Ceremony
Attended by LDVA State Approving Agency Director Cleo Wallace and Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Director Don Howard
11 a.m.
Bossier Parish Community College, in the common area behind Building A/The Quad
6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City
RSVP: sstakes@bpcc.edu by Nov. 4 with names and numbers of attendees

Veterans Day Ceremony
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Tammy Armond
11 a.m.
Fletcher Technical Community College, Main Building, Side Patio
1407 Highway 311, Schriever

Veterans Day Ceremony
Attended by LDVA Veterans Assistance Counselor Stan Stewart
11 a.m.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital
2202 False River Drive, New Roads
Food and drinks will be served

Veterans Day Ceremony
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Jack Toups
11 a.m.
Free lunch for all military-connected students
Quad, Nicholls State University

Veterans Day Dinner
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Chris Isaac
5 p.m.
VFW Post 3977
2685 Highway 879, Oak Grove

Veterans Day Weekend Kickoff Ceremony
4-5 p.m.
Hosted by Women Veterans of the Ark La Tex
Veterans Memorial
620 Benton Road, Bossier City

West Feliciana Parish Schools Veterans Day Program
9 a.m.
West Feliciana Middle School gym
Contact: Abby Cochran, 225.635.3891

Friday, Nov. 11-Sunday, Nov. 13
Louisiana Vet Fest 2022
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Shelia Revell
BeauxJax Crafthouse
501 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City

Saturday, Nov. 12
2022 Veterans Honor Ceremony
5 p.m.
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport
Contact: Ken Epperson Sr., 318.773.2654 or veteranscelebrationcommittee@gmail.com

City of Walker Veterans Day Parade
11 a.m.
9 a.m. line up at Walker High School, 12646 Burgess Ave., Walker
Register by Monday, Nov. 7; no fee, American themed
Free meal for veterans and spouses following parade at Walker Community Center, 30225 Corbin Ave.
Contact: Sam Caruso, 225.274.5800 or SamCaruso488@gmail.com

Fifth Annual Salute to Our Veterans
Guest Speaker LDVA Deputy Secretary Julie Baxter Payer
8-11 a.m.
St. Luke Community Center
300 E. 11th, Thibodaux
RSVP: Richard Adams, 985.859.8651 or Eric J. Jones, 225.417.9450

Military Appreciation Football Game
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Steve Worth
6 p.m.
Southeastern Louisiana University, Strawberry Stadium
Tailgating begins at 2 p.m.

Military Appreciation Football Game
Attended by LDVA LaVetCorps Navigator Jack Toups
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free BBQ, game tickets and prize opportunities
Nicholls State University

U.S. Navy Band Commodores Concert
2 p.m.
The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine St., New Orleans
Concert is free, but encouraged to reserve tickets in advance at https://www.nationalww2museum.org/events-programs/events/130739-united-states-navy-band-performance

Veterans Day Celebration
Guest speaker LDVA Deputy Assistant Secretary Earnest Buckner Jr.
9:30 a.m.
Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church
113 California Plant Road, Dubach

Veterans Day Parade
3 p.m.
Mandeville Lakefront
Assemble at Mandeville Harbor by 3 p.m.
After party at Mandeville Trailhead

Sunday, Nov. 13
2022 Veterans Parade
2 p.m.
Louisiana State Fairgrounds
3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport
Free parking and admission to all military, veterans and their families
Contact: Ken Epperson Sr., 318.773.2654 or veteranscelebrationcommittee@gmail.com

Ascension Veterans Parade
2 p.m.
Irma Boulevard, Worthy Road, Burnside Avenue, Cornerview Street

U.S. Navy Band Commodores Concert
3 p.m.
Loyola University, Roussel Performance Hall
6301 St. Charles Ave., #6399, New Orleans
Concert is free, but encouraged to reserve tickets in advance at http://cmm.loyno.edu/calendar/music/us-navy-band-commodores

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Veterans Recognition Program
Guest speaker LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired) and attended by staff
Emcee LDVA Director of Communications Brandee Patrick
National Anthem by LDVA Human Resources Manager Sy Wilson
10:30 a.m.
Lallie Kemp Medical Center
52579 Highway 51, Independence

Friday, Nov. 18
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony
10 a.m.
Attended by Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home staff and residents
Jennings Oil & Gas Park
100 Rue de l’Acadie, Jennings

Saturday, Nov. 19
Fifth Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Event
Attended by Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Director Don Howard
2 p.m.
Open Range Fellowship
9950 Highway 80, Greenwood

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