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  • New USS Kidd museum director looks forward to challenges

    November 21, 2016 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For the first time in its history, the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum has a full-time, experienced museum curator and director at its helm. The Advocate reports the Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission, the body that oversees the museum, selected David Beard as the museum's new... more »
  • Veterans home damaged in flood hopeful to reopen soon

    November 11, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Several, once homeless and disabled veterans, called the Magnolia Veteran's Home their home, until the August flood swept everything away. This year, Byron Comeaux spent his Veteran's Day putting the pieces back together. "The happiest day is when we reopen and the veterans come home. That... more »
  • Ceremony held in Ascension Parish honors veterans Play Video

    November 11, 2016 6:20 PM

    ASCENSION – Hundreds came out to a Veteran's Day ceremony in Ascension Parish to honor those who served in the military. The ceremony was held at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Gonzales. For some that attended the ceremony, the day was a solemn occasion. "It's always an occasion, but a... more »
  • Honor stitches: La. quilting club honors veterans

    November 11, 2016 10:26 AM

    SULPHUR - Call it "honor stitching." For the past three years the Gilded Ladies quilting club in Sulphur has sewn together quilts for veterans in their area. The group meets weekly to sew the quilts, which one member likened to a "hug." Another member, C.J. Long, said the majority of... more »
  • Veterans meet for last reunion at USS Kidd after 30 years Play Video

    September 23, 2016 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Five veterans met at the USS Kidd Friday for their last reunion after 30 years. Veterans Don Paulson and Bill Brown said that the day was bitter-sweet as their Veteran Airforce Technical Group has met each year since 1986 in several cities around the nation and... more »
  • Abrupt resignations at scandal-plagued, state-run veterans home

    September 21, 2016 1:13 PM

    JACKSON, La. - Two top administrators of the veterans assisted living center in East Feliciana Parish abruptly resigned this week. Jon Salter, the long-term care hospital administrator, and Melissa Stewart, the director of nursing, both resigned Monday. In a letter announcing his resignation, Salter said his last day October... more »
  • Obama says he supports veterans' health care recommendations

    September 1, 2016 5:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he supports a congressional panel's recommendation to create a veterans' health care system that coordinates government and private care. The recommendation is among a total of 18 issued in July by the Commission on Care. Congress created the panel following a scandal over long... more »
  • Some military vets tweet support for Kaepernick's protest

    August 31, 2016 11:29 AM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy during the NFL's preseason by sitting instead of standing during the "Star-Spangled Banner." Kaepernick says he's protesting what he describes as oppression... more »
  • Police shootings touch nerve among military veterans

    July 20, 2016 10:54 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have struck a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement. Veterans and active-duty troops started posting messages on social media almost immediately after the news broke last weekend that a... more »
  • Local veterans help USS KIDD prepare for Fireworks on the Mississippi for the fourth of July Play Video

    June 30, 2016 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As the sponsor for WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi for the 4th of July , the USS KIDD is preparing for the event with the help of several local heroes. Rick Munch and Mack Mackensen are just two of ten Navy veterans who work on the ship... more »
  • Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 30, 2016 11:16 AM

    ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country. Obama's appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a longstanding presidential tradition and comes as the U.S. struggles to end various conflicts in... more »
  • Trump: Those in US illegally treated better than veterans

    May 29, 2016 10:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says people in the U.S. illegally are cared for better in the United States than the nation's military veterans. Trump was speaking at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally, which honors prisoners of war and service members missing in action. Trump was warmly received by the... more »
  • Veterans take advantage of EmployBR job expo Play Video

    May 26, 2016 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - EmployBR is not an ordinary hiring expo. Employers had to have openings to participate, and during the first two hours, it was only open for veterans. "When they come home, they have sacrificed so much that they deserve to get to the front of the line,"... more »
  • Edwards agrees to fee exemption, ag department advertising

    May 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to exempt veterans from having to pay a state fee to get a concealed carry permit and to let the state agriculture department sell ads for its property. Those were among the bill signings announced by the governor's office Wednesday. A... more »
  • Veteran burial fee bill receives final legislative passage

    May 11, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $745 fee has been set by Louisiana lawmakers for burials in state veterans' cemeteries. But the cost won't be shouldered by veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs says the federal government has been paying for veterans' burials. But the agency says a recent attorney general's opinion... more »
  • VA watchdog releases reports on wait-time manipulations

    February 29, 2016 5:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - Reports documenting scheduling problems and wait-time manipulation at the Department of Veterans Affairs are being made public, as the agency's internal watchdog bows to pressure from members of Congress and others to improve transparency. The VA's Office of Inspector General released 11 reports Monday outlining scheduling problems and... more »
  • Trump launches fundraising website for veterans

    January 28, 2016 1:34 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a new website for collecting donations to veterans ahead of his event on Thursday evening. The link, which Trump posted on Twitter, includes the seal of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and a form for contributions. It says that... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish starts court with options for veterans

    January 10, 2016 4:02 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A new Veterans Treatment Court in Calcasieu Parish will offer mentoring and services instead of jail time for military veterans who are facing some criminal charges. The American Press reports the purpose of the court will be to divert veterans with service-connected substance abuse or mental health... more »
  • USS Kidd museum reopens after year-end renovations

    January 2, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS Kidd Veteran's Museum got a facelift to kick off the new year. After three weeks of renovations, the museum section of the USS KIDD opened Saturday morning. Museum officials said the makeover was to address worn carpeting and to upgrade exhibits located throughout the... more »
  • Mayor Holden, federal housing officials discuss ending veteran homelessness

    December 18, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Baton Rouge co-hosted a meeting on Dec. 4 to discuss efforts aimed at eliminating veteran homelessness in the Capital City. Officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana Housing Authority, and Volunteers... more »
  • Hometown heroes get holiday appreciation Play Video

    December 14, 2015 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Over the past seventy years, World War II Veterans have been thanked hundreds of times. Today, at St. James Place Retirement Home, there was nothing short of that. The Red Cross teamed up with Dow Chemical to bring the residents holiday cards. Each one was signed... more »
  • Homelessness drops 2 percent in US since last year

    November 19, 2015 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The number of homeless people in the U.S. has declined slightly since last year. That's even as communities face shrinking federal budgets and a shortage of affordable housing. A Department of Housing and Urban Development survey says nearly 565,000 people were homeless at the time of the count,... more »
  • Veterans come together to break ground on memorial Play Video

    November 11, 2015 12:27 PM

    NEW ROADS - Veterans gathered Wednesday morning with red, white and blue shovels in hand to break ground on the new Pointe Coupee Veterans Memorial in New Roads. The memorial will be constructed on False River Drive in front of Pointe Coupee General Hospital. It will feature six flags... more »
  • Uber, Lyft to offer free rides for veterans to job interviews, work

    November 10, 2015 4:14 PM

    Popular ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft are set to donate tens of thousands of free trips to veterans of the United States Armed Forces for transportation to work, job interviews and other critical needs. Officials in Washington D.C. say the move is part of a broader effort by the... more »
  • Rhode Island latest state poised to end vets' homelessness

    November 8, 2015 4:29 PM

    PROVIDENCE - A push to end homelessness among veterans in Rhode Island is on track to do so by the end of the year. It comes amid nationwide push by the Obama administration and Zero: 2016, a campaign by the nonprofit group Community Solutions. In August, the federal government declared... more »
  • Veterans attend job fair on 9/11 Play Video

    September 11, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans were in and out of the Mall of Louisiana all day Friday looking for work. Capital Area United Way and BASF partnered together to host a job fair for those who have served in the military. "The military is absolutely the best training in the world.... more »
  • Audit: Oversight of La. veteran homes needs improvement

    August 17, 2015 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit found the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs didn't properly address deficiencies at its five veteran homes or adequately monitor contractors who provide services. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office reviewed the oversight of veteran homes in Bossier City, Jackson, Jennings, Monroe and Reserve. These facilities... more »
  • McCain: Trump owes veterans an apology

    July 20, 2015 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain is responding to remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who dismissed the former Vietnam POW's status as a war hero by saying, "I like people who weren't captured." McCain told MSNBC this morning that Trump doesn't need to apologize to him, but should... more »
  • Veterans selling bricks to raise money for memorial Play Video

    July 3, 2015 4:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - A group of veterans in New Roads are raising money to build a veterans memorial in Pointe Coupee Parish. The veterans are trying to sell personalized bricks for $100 each to raise $100,000 to build the memorial in front the Pointe Coupee General Hospital. The memorial... more »
  • Hundreds honor soldiers' sacrifice Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:04 PM

    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.... more »
  • Veterans History Project nears 100,000 items at US library

    May 25, 2015 1:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans' memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records. The Veterans History Project is now in its 15th year. It holds more than 96,000 remembrances from veterans, including... more »
  • New Roads hosts Blessing of the Boats ceremony and honors vets

    May 24, 2015 6:58 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Blessing of the Boats annual prayer ceremony happened Sunday afternoon. Every year, boaters get a prayer said over their boats to prepare for boating season. This year, more than 20 boats were blessed in a traditional event that has lasted over three decades. "It... more »
  • 2 WWI heroes at last to be recognized with Medal of Honor

    May 14, 2015 4:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - Nearly 100 years after their heroics on the battlefields of France, two World War I veterans will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor next month by President Barack Obama. Army Sgt. William Shemin, who was Jewish, raced across the battlefield three times to pull wounded comrades to... more »
  • Michelle Obama honors New Orleans' work in housing veterans

    April 20, 2015 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - First lady Michelle Obama says New Orleans' success in moving homeless veterans off the streets and into housing is an example for the nation. Obama and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke Monday to leaders from government, industry and the non-profit sector. The topic was the Mayors... more »
  • Vietnam veterans honored in Baton Rouge this weekend Play Video

    March 27, 2015 6:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Vietnam veterans will be honored this weekend aboard the U.S.S. Kidd in Baton Rouge. The Kidd is one of only two organizations in the state that pay tribute to veterans that many say didn't receive the recognition they deserved when returning from war. "There was... more »
  • Battle of Port Hudson reenactment this weekend Play Video

    March 27, 2015 5:50 AM

    PORT HUDSON - The annual reenactment of the Siege of Port Hudson is this weekend. The event will feature volunteers acting out the longest siege ever to take place on American soil. Characters will don Union and Confederate soldier uniforms and give the audience an exciting lesson in history.... more »
  • 23,000 veterans in La. may lose health care Play Video

    March 25, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 23,000 Louisiana veterans are in danger of losing access to private doctors because the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn't reimbursing physicians for their services. It's one of many problems that have come to light concerning the embattled federal agency. Veterans who need immediate... more »
  • Obama to visit VA hospital, check progress on veterans care

    March 13, 2015 2:53 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - President Barack Obama is making a first-time visit to the Arizona veterans' hospital that triggered a national examination into how the government cares for its former service members. The president will get an appraisal on the health system's progress and its lingering needs. Obama is traveling to... more »
  • Jindal proposes higher ed bills for veterans

    March 5, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration released information on two bills proposed to help veterans and military students finish college in Louisiana, and recognize colleges which create supportive environments for armed forces members. The first bill would require colleges to set up arrangements so veterans could keep academic... more »
  • Obama to sign veterans suicide prevention bill today

    February 12, 2015 3:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is joining with lawmakers and top government leaders to cast a spotlight on the issue of suicide among veterans. Obama on Thursday will sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law. First lady Michelle Obama, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald... more »
  • Senate takes up bill to lower suicide rate among veterans

    February 2, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans appears headed to the president's desk. The Senate is expected to take up a bill Monday named for Clay Hunt, a 26-year-old veteran who killed himself in 2011. The bill is aimed at reducing a wave... more »
  • Young men get navy seal pre-training

    December 28, 2014 6:24 PM

    AMITE - About a dozen young men are going through some intense training to perhaps become Navy Seals one day. It's happening at Camp Spehar and trained Navy and Marine veterans attempt to give the young hopefuls a glimpse of what they can expect in the Navy. "Can't... more »
  • Veterans saluted at Old State Capitol Play Video

    November 11, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several events scheduled for Tuesday allowed people in the Baton Rouge area to show respect and give thanks for the service of veterans in the state. The USS Kidd and Secretary of State's Office are holding a ceremony at the Old State Capitol starting at 11... more »
  • Celebrate veterans this weekend in St. Francisville Play Video

    November 11, 2014 6:27 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Tuesday is Veterans Day, but the celebration continues this weekend at the Louisiana Vets Fest in St. Francisville. Johnny Palazzotto, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard, joined us on 2une In Tuesday with all the details. The Louisiana Vets Fest is Saturday from 10:00 a.m.... more »
  • VA vows focus on customer service

    November 10, 2014 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - On the eve of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department is announcing a reorganization designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department and its many websites. VA Secretary Robert McDonald calls the reorganization the largest in the department's history and says it... more »
  • Louisiana Legacy: Unbroken Valor Play Video

    November 10, 2014 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - On Tuesday, the nation will pause to remember and honor our military heroes. Their stories come alive at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The stories of a once-forgotten group of veterans is being preserved. News Two's John Pastorek gave us an inside look Monday... more »
  • Boehner sketches early agenda

    November 6, 2014 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Speaker John Boehner says the Republican-controlled Congress will act to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, make changes in the health care law and encourage businesses to hire more veterans. The Ohio Republican made his remarks at the opening of his first postelection news conference in the Capitol complex.... more »
  • Veterans on Parade in West Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 3, 2014 8:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - They're saluting real Louisiana heroes this weekend in Port Allen. It's the 10th annual Veterans on Parade. Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee and Garry Hubble joined us on 2une In this morning with your invitation. When the parade first started, Port Allen was one of the... more »
  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    October 24, 2014 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other missions, devastating dozens of cities and towns. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided in the air and exploded over Burma in 1945. He parachuted... more »
  • Preserving history at USS KIDD 'Field Days' Play Video

    October 23, 2014 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans from around the country arrived at the USS KIDD Thursday, ready to spend the entire weekend painting and fixing the World War II ship. "Coming back brought back the good memories of serving in the navy," said Hank Taddeucci, who served on the KIDD in... more »
  • Jindal seeks reversal of military funeral cuts

    October 14, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says federal budget cuts will nearly eliminate the free military funeral ceremonies provided to families of veterans. The Republican governor, considering a 2016 presidential campaign, sent a letter Tuesday to the White House, seeking a reversal of cuts to the military funeral program run... more »
  • Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    September 21, 2014 3:17 PM

    DENVER - Organizers say hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway this weekend. Members of Operation Grow4Vets says the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400... more »
  • Remembering 9/11 with a Day of Service Play Video

    September 10, 2014 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday marks thirteen years since the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. That's why Capital Area United Way is hosting its 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Part of the event is a Veteran's Career Fair tomorrow on second floor of the Mall of Louisiana... more »
  • Town of Jackson to honor veterans with new memorial Play Video

    September 3, 2014 4:36 PM

    JACKSON - A town in East Feliciana Parish is coming together to honor veterans of the armed forces with the construction of a new memorial. The Jackson Tourism Enhancement Committee is heading up the project with plenty of support from local residents. "A lot of people find this... more »
  • Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

    August 7, 2014 3:39 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bill aimed at helping veterans avoid long waits for health care. The legislation is a response to reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see Veterans Affairs doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering... more »
  • Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

    July 24, 2014 10:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says his proposal would cost less than $25 billion over three years. That... more »
  • Bizarre council debate rattles nerves, accomplishes nothing Play Video

    July 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The situation at Wednesday evening's council meeting, where a debate over a proposed fairness ordinance took over just about the entire meeting time, quickly turned bizarre. Testimony from people on both sides of the issue that would protect gay, transgender and veterans from discrimination on various fronts... more »
  • The fairness ordinance Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was no vote Wednesday night dealing with a fairness ordinance that would protect gays from certain kinds of discrimination. The council meeting reached it's required legal ending before a vote could happen. Leading up to the end, City Hall was filled to capacity with... more »
  • La. veterans secretary describes VA complaints Play Video

    June 27, 2014 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's veterans affairs secretary says he's heard complaints for years about problems with veterans having trouble getting treatment in the federal VA hospitals and clinics around the state. David LaCerte told a state House military committee the state veterans department reported the complaints to the federal VA... more »
  • Lawmakers hear about Louisiana veterans health care

    June 27, 2014 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers are holding a special hearing to receive testimony about Louisiana veterans' treatment in the federal VA hospitals and clinics around the state. Friday's hearing of the Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs comes after allegations that veterans around the nation have faced long waits... more »
  • House, Senate move to improve health care for vets

    June 11, 2014 2:58 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care could soon get help from Congress. The Senate is poised to vote by Thursday on a measure making it easier for veterans who've encountered delays getting initial visits to receive VA-paid treatment from local doctors... more »
  • Veterans waiting years for benefits Play Video

    June 3, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans in Louisiana told News 2 they are waiting for years in some cases for the VA to pay them back for denied health care claims. Volunteer Veterans Service Officer Charles Battiste says he works with about 40 veterans a week to help them with denied... more »
  • JIndal signs bills into law in support of veterans

    May 29, 2014 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law two bills aimed at supporting Louisiana's veterans. The measure (House Bill 654) by Rep. Nick Lorusso, R-New Orleans, will expand residential lease protections for members of the military, to make it easier for them and their spouses to terminate home... more »
  • Local businesses look to hire veterans Play Video

    May 28, 2014 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of President Obama's messages on Memorial Day: Hire veterans. Many local businesses will do just that at the Spring Job Fair hosted by the Mayor of Baton Rouge's Office. Penny Leduff-Collins with the Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center and Kenny Lynch with Disable... more »
  • Fix to veterans' health care takes on new urgency

    May 22, 2014 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is showing a sudden urgency to resolve a growing crisis over veterans' health care. Obama called in Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for a White House meeting Wednesday and repeatedly vowed to take action. Obama also dispatched Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors to... more »
  • Veterans to get priority at today's job fair Play Video

    May 21, 2014 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson from the Mayor's office said the first two hours of the upcoming Spring Job Fair will be reserved for veterans only before being open to other job seekers. The Spring Job Fair, hosted by the Mayor's Business and Career Solutions Center, will be on... more »
  • Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

    May 21, 2014 10:10 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has put his "heart and soul" into caring for America's veterans. But at the same time, Obama says there will be accountability for any problems. There have been mounting calls for Shinseki to step down amid troubling allegations of... more »
  • Vets experience treatment delays at New Orleans VA Play Video

    May 16, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans in Baton Rouge say wait times at the New Orleans VA are delaying treatments and they need help. "You get so frustrated because there's no one to talk to, the patient advocates, not all if them, but the ones here, they're more like VA advocates,... more »
  • First lady announcing pledges for vets, families

    April 30, 2014 2:45 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - First lady Michelle Obama is announcing pledges in excess of $150 million from foundations and corporations to help veterans and their families get the services they need as the country adjusts to a postwar footing. The first lady and Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, were appearing... more »
  • Delgado crawfishes on Al Qaeda statement

    April 3, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Metro Councilman John Delgado apologized for comments he made connecting St. George supporters to terrorists. "I regret that my choice of words has become an issue and distracted us from the real debate. It was not my intention to offend anyone," Delgado said. The harsh words... more »
  • Veterans demand apology over terrorist comment Play Video

    April 2, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans and leaders of the St. George effort to breakaway and create their own city are demanding an apology from Metro Councilman John Delgado, who posted a comment to Facebook Wednesday that compared people trying to pull away from the city of Baton Rouge to terrorists. ... more »
  • Business boot camp for veterans Play Video

    March 11, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans with disabilities went back to boot camp at LSU, this time to battle the business world. LSU's Third Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities brought in 19 veterans from across the country. EBV helps veterans build business plans, understand and reach their target markets... more »
  • Veterans honored in Gonzales Play Video

    November 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    GONZALES- Hundreds showed up at Ascension's Veteran's Memorial Park today to honor the men and women who fight for America's freedom. It was the largest annual gathering at the park, which featured more than 150 school choir members and service men and women from every branch. "I appreciate... more »
  • Old State Capital filled to honor veterans Play Video

    November 11, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People filled the Old State Capital Building to pay their respects to the men and women who served our country. Veterans and their family members filled the Old House Chamber for a special ceremony sponsored by the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial. Vets from World War II... more »
  • VA secretary: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

    October 9, 2013 7:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is spelling out some of the dire consequences for veterans of a long-term government shutdown, with about 3.8 million veterans not getting a disability check next month if the shutdown continues into late October. Shinseki says some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving... more »
  • Veterans visit WWII Memorial despite shutdown

    October 2, 2013 2:10 PM

    WASHINGTON- The National Park Service says veterans groups that planned trips to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall are being granted access, despite the government shutdown. The Honor Flight Network is being granted access to conduct First Amendment activities at the memorial. Memorials and monuments remain closed... more »
  • Volunteers unite to renovate home for veterans Play Video

    September 29, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers renovated a transitional home Saturday as part of a service project for veterans. Community members from Volunteers of America and The Home Depot volunteered their time to pressure wash, paint, and garden at the Garfield Transitional Home for Veterans. The volunteers built... more »
  • Americans gather to honor fallen service members

    May 27, 2013 8:41 AM

    ATLANTA - Americans plan to gather at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day. President Barack Obama is expected to lay a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington. Another wreath-laying... more »
  • Cannon fire to be heard at state Capitol

    May 21, 2013 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say cannon fire will be heard in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday morning as the state House of Representatives remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. As part of the ceremony, a 21-gun salute will be conducted. Residents,... more »

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