Hundreds honor soldiers' sacrifice
ZACHARY - Nearly 300 people turned out Monday to pay their respects during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Port Hudson National Cemetery.
People from all over the area spent time to honor their loved ones who served in the military, many of whom are buried at the cemetery.
"He would be so happy that his family is here and still remembering in his footsteps. What he loved, we loved also," said Linda Scott Bell, whose father is buried at the historic site.
The American Legion hosted the event, which they've been putting on for 50 years and included a 21-gun salute and the reading of names of deceased veterans.
More than 10,000 veterans are buried at Port Hudson.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Metro Council to discuss filling Buddy Amoroso's seat
Survivor of crash that killed Buddy Amoroso demands driver education
After WBRZ report, authorities to meet with sheriff about deputy's sexual misconduct
Battle to better protect witnesses moves forward in East Baton Rouge
Another bridge closure in northern EBR concerning residents