Veterans Being Honored Today In Acadiana
Veteran's Day is being commemorated across the state to honor those who have served our country.
This morning, the David Thibodeaux STEM Academy in Lafayette held their flag raising ceremony at 8:30am in conjunction with the Lafayette Young Marines.
Fountain Memorial Cemetery at 1010 Pandora Street in Lafayette is honoring veterans in a ceremony today. Participants will include Thomas Green, Commandant of the Marine Corps League of Lafayette, vocalist Beaux Fisher, Chaplain Father Keith Landry, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Assemblies, Knights of Peter Claver Assembly #3 and VFW Post 9822 Honor Guard.
Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery at 2111 W. Pinhook Road in Lafayette will present their annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at 3:00pm this afternoon Monday November 11th. The ceremony will be held at the Peace Chapel Mausoleum.
3rd District Louisiana Congressman Charles W. Boustany issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:
“Duty. Honor. Loyalty. All of these words describe the men and women who served so courageously in the United States military. Generations of American soldiers have turned impossible challenges into incredible victories, and they have earned our highest respect. In pushing for new clinics for our veterans in South Louisiana, I want to make sure our nation shows its utmost gratitude for the sacrifice and commitment made by local veterans in defending this great country. The country now owes it to these veterans to ensure their safety and well-being is accounted for with quality healthcare clinics. On behalf of a proud and grateful nation, we thank and honor all of our nation’s veterans on Veterans Day.”
In honor of Veterans’ Day, Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy, gave the following remarks in appreciation of the men and women who served our country:
“Today, we salute the men and women who risked their lives to keep America safe. Their sacrifice guaranteed the freedoms we enjoy today. We also remain committed to serving our veterans in every way possible. “
Additionally, Dr. Cassidy participated in a project by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise awareness of mental health services for veterans.