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Livingston Parish Veteran’s Parade

The Livingston Parish Veteran's Parade rolled through Walker Saturday, and I was able to participate in the event...

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Monday Is Veterans Day, Watch One Homeless Vet Transform With Help From Volunteers [VIDEO]

Monday is veterans day and it is really sad that in this country we haven't taken care of these heroic men and women.  This is a story about one homeless vet who was found by volunteers that took him off the street for a complete makeover.  These wonderful people gave one man the will to go on by just giving a little of their time.

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Patriot Guard Riders Hold Care Package Drive

The local Patriot Guard Riders is holding a care package drive, and 99.9 KTDY is one of the drop-off locations.  The drive is to collect personal hygiene products for veterans in our local nursing homes. 

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Carencro Planning A Veterans Memorial Site

The public may purchase a memorial brick, engraved with the name of the veteran they wish to honor.

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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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Senator Vitter Announces Progress on Veterans’ Affairs Clinics In Lafayette And Lake Charles

Vtter says we have a potential breakthrough in getting our VA clinics to south Louisiana.

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Veteran Wrote His Own Obit, And It’s Quite Funny!

John E. Holden wrote his own obituary, offering a glimpse into the life of a funny (and obviously proud) man.

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Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting In Amite May 11

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter I052 is hosting an Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting on Saturday May ll, 2013 in Amite.

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John Mayer Visits Shreveport, La. to Help Build Homes for Veterans [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Despite some recent bad press, turns out John Mayer is actually a stand-up guy. The singer made a surprise visit to Shreveport Wednesday on his way to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to help build a home for a local Army veteran.

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Patriot Guard Riders’ 2013 Care Package Drive

I received this note on Facebook from the Lebon family, members of the Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders:

The Patriot Guard Riders are holding events to raise money to fund their 2013 Care Package Drive (to benefit for local veterans in nursing homes).

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Will You Help Veterans in Local Nursing Homes?

The Patriot Guard Riders need your help. They will be delivering care packages to veterans in local nursing homes. Last year, this project was able to put together 450 boxes!

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Wal-Mart Plans to Hire 100,000 Veterans

The national unemployment rate spiked following the 2008 financial crash, and it has remained stubbornly high ever since. Unfortunately, it has been even worse for returning American servicemembers. Today, though, Wal-Mart announced a plan to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

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