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Awaiting the arrival of the Nation of Patriots Tour (Photo by ShootThePig)
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Nation Of Patriots Visits Acadiana

The Nation Of Patriots Tour stopped in Scott on Saturday, handing off an American flag that is on a journey through the United States.

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Carencro Memorial Rendering
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City Of Carencro Plans Veterans’ Memorial

Proposed features for the memorial include granite towers engraved with the names of veterans killed in action, and memorial brick pavers engraved with the names of past and present veterans.

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Memorial Day Commemorated At Arlington National Cemetery
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Barbeques, Flags, Freedom, Family And Memorial Day

 

Memorial Day is here!  Memorial Day originated after the Civil War, in remembrance of fallen soldiers.  It was once referred to as Decoration Day and is always celebrated on the last Monday in May.

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Memorial Day: A Solemn Rememberance Of Those Who Have Fallen

I woke up this morning to read several Facebook messages thanking service members and prior service members for their time spent defending our country.  While we appreciate the thanks (and the thought), I wanted to remind you why we celebrate Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day Has Special Meaning To Me – by Debbie Ray

Fifteen men were killed when the bomb carried by the kamikaze exploded in the engine room.

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Garbage, Recycling Will Run Normal Schedule On Memorial Day In Acadiana

There will be no changes to waste collection schedule for the entire week of Memorial Day.

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Were You Born On A Holiday? You’re Not Alone!

I know several people who were born on or near Christmas, and, as joyous an occasion it is, some of my friends get really upset when I give them their present and say "Merry Birthday!".

(Yes, I am that guy that loves to kill two birds with one stone

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Fundraiser On For Purple Heart Bricks

On today's date, August 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers wounded or killed while serving with the U. S. Military. 

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Jeep Is Back In The Military World!

It has been said, and printed, that it was the JEEP that won WWII.  We know that it was a combination of things that actually won the war, and that if any one of those things were missing, we might not have won the war.  But, nonetheless, the JEEP played an integral part in victory.

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Interpretive Center at Palmetto Island State Park
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In Our Own Back Yard: Palmetto Island State Park

I attended a family reunion over the weekend (the Richard Family, originally from Cow Island) at Palmetto Island State Park. It wasn't my first time at the park, but it was the first time I got to see the Meeting Room and the Splash Pad.

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Tucker, enjoying her Memorial Day Boat Ride
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Memorial Day Weekend: Two Family Reunions And A Boat Ride

I had a great three-day weekend over the Memorial Day holiday:  it started, as it should, with one of my families:  the Vietnam Veterans of America's Memorial Day Ceremony at the Lafayette Fire Department's Training Facility on N. Dugas Road

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Who Are You Remembering today?

Hopefully, you're taking some time today to remember those who have served, those who are currently serving our country, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life

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