Vets remember WWII 70 years later
BATON ROUGE - Wreaths were laid down at national cemetery across the region Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2.
Three WWII veterans were honored during ceremony at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery: Calvin Carter, Marion Bahlinger, and Billy Heroman. The men, now in their 90's, were POW's during the war.
Carter spoke of the importance of remembering those who died and Bahlinger spoke about how different the times were during the war.
"The country held together, there was more unity, there was more comradery between the whole citizenship of the country," said Bahlinger.
Ceremonies were also held at two Zachary cemeteries: Port Hudson National Cemetery and Louisiana National Cemetery.
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