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.
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.
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.
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
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...
Hold onto those cans and paper plates! Allied Waste and the Recycling Foundation will not run their regular garbage and recycling collection routes in Lafayette Parish and surrounding parishes on Memorial Day...
Going out of town this weekend? The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has a few traffic advisories for you for the Memorial Day holiday weekend (Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28)...
The latest ice cream survey puts chocolate at the top of the list as Americans favorite flavor ice cream. Nearly 30% stated in a recent Harris Poll that chocolate is their first choice, followed closely by vanilla at 26%...
The last flight of the Louisiana Honor Air Project departed from Lafayette Regional Airport on Saturday this Memorial Day weekend. It's hard to believe the very first flight of our Louisiana WWII Veterans took off for Washington DC more than four years ago on May 12, 2007.
This Memorial Day, chances are you’ve got a few backyard barbeques on your agenda for the weekend. And we all know that here in Louisiana, backyard barbeques usually involve a few cold beers and other refreshing cocktails.
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