An event to honor all veterans in Louisiana, "A Salute To Our Heroes" happens May 30, 2015, at the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum in Abbeville.

The event is the Eagle Scout Service Project of Emile Hebert of Troop 85 in Abbeville, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum.

The event will be a family-oriented event that gives the community an opportunity to honor veterans that have served our country, and gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy live music, food, and fun events.

Events scheduled include:

  • Live music from Dustin Sonnier, Horace Trahan, and a performance by the Victory Belles!
  • The "Double-Time For Troops" 5k run
  • Booths include: face painting, balloons, Hero Hunts, American Legion (booth space is still available)
  • Food
  • Send-off celebration for the 256th, headed off to summer training
  • Free admission (as always!) to the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum
  • The first 250 veterans and their immediate families will receive free lunch

Sponsorships are still available, as is booth space.   In-kind donations are encouraged, and cash donations to help cover the cost of the food, musician fees and other fees are appreciated.

For sponsorship information, contact Emile Hebert at 337-385-7244 or