Update Memorial Day afternoon: Me & the kiddos (our veteran is playing golf), attended the Memorial Day Ceremony in Slidell. It was a small ceremony but meaningful. It included the laying of the wreath, TAPS, a 21 gun salute, a short speech by Congressmen Scalise and an amazing speech by Commander Lt. Cmdr. Darin A. Evenson, a U.S. Navy SEAL, where he also read this poem.
This from President Bush, “I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day. Please pause today and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.”
“They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~
If you can attend a Memorial Day Ceremony – please do so. Below is a list of ceremonies I have been able to find so far in Louisiana. If you know of others – please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add. Also, please consider supporting the troops (so many ways to do so) by becoming part of Soldiers’ Angels today – click here for the Louisiana site and here for the main site. If you want to adopt a soldier – click here.
*** Slidell ceremony
***New Orleans DDay Museum will be open.
*** ceremony at Northwest Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery near Keithville
*** St Bernard Ceremony in Kelinworth
***Alexandria National Cemetery
209 East Shamrock Street
Pineville, LA 71360
For information please contact: Natchez National Cemetery (601) 445-4981
Ceremony: May 26 at 1:00 p.m.
***Port Hudson National Cemetery
20978 Port Hickey Road
Zachary, LA 70791
Ceremony: May 26 at 11:00 a.m.