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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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Memorial Day: Not What It Used To Be

Memorial Day in America has changed through the years.

As I sit here this morning (Monday, May 28, 2012, 7:12am), I think about how and why Memorial Day has changed through the years. 

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Memorial Day Garbage Collection Schedule

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...

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Traffic Advisories from Louisiana DOTD for Memorial Day Weekend

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)...

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Survey : Top 10 Ice Cream Flavors

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%...

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10 Adorable Kids Singing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ [VIDEOS]

For a professional singer, there are few gaffes more embarrassing than flubbing a line from 'The Star Spangled Banner.' (Read More

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Louisiana Honor Air WWII Veterans
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Louisiana Honor Air Takes Final Flight Memorial Day Weekend

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. 

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Unique Cures For Memorial Day Weekend Hangovers

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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