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  • Obama honors veterans at wreath laying, breakfast

    November 11, 2013 10:54 AM

    ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to America's veterans by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. The president also hosted a Veterans Day breakfast Monday at the White House for those who have served in the military and their family members. Obama said in his Veterans... more »
  • Veterans Day events honor military for service

    November 11, 2013 7:39 AM

    Across the nation on Veterans Day today, Americans are honoring the sacrifices and service of the armed forces. President Barack Obama plans to attend a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. In his proclamation, Obama says the country's obligations to those who have served "endure long after the battle ends." The... more »
  • Museum builds veteran thanks site

    October 17, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is reminding Americans to say "thank you" to veterans leading up to Veterans Day on November 11. The museum has a "Thank You for My Freedom" campaign centered around the website MyVeteransDay.org . People can post... more »
  • Veterans now fighting to find jobs Play Video

    November 12, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of veterans are celebrating Veterans Day without the one thing they want the most: a job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans stands at 8.3 percent in the U.S. That's close to 700,000 vets are unemployed. It's even harder for... more »
  • Southern University honors Veterans Day Play Video

    November 12, 2012 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Veterans Day at Southern University, servicemen and women got a high-flying tribute in the form a balloon release at the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union Courtyard. "Veterans day, for us, is an opportunity to reflect upon what the military, and the sacrifices they've done, to support... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Home celebrates 30 years Play Video

    November 9, 2012 5:46 PM

    JACKSON - The Louisiana Veterans Home celebrated 30 years of service to American heroes with aservice to honor the security of the country, and recall the meaning of service for all Americans. WWII veteran Ranger Daniel Farley fought at Normandy. He landed with 73 enlisted men and three officers.... more »
  • 2011 Veterans Hall of Honor Inductees

    November 11, 2011 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Veterans Hall of Fame added four men to their ranks this morning in commemoration of Veterans Day. Each was inducted for different achievements and acts of valor. Family members accepted the award for two of the men who had already passed. Retired Air... more »
  • Veterans Day events held across area

    November 11, 2011 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State, federal and many city offices closed today as Veterans Day events were held across the capital area. Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke this morning at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park in Gonzales. The event begins a weekend-long celebration honoring veterans, which culminates with the... more »
  • Boy uses musical talent to honor veterans

    November 11, 2009 7:53 PM

    A 10-year-old boy from Baton Rouge is using his musical talent to honor his great-grandfather on Veterans Day. Xavier Michell has only been playing the trumpet for a year. He takes lessons from Dr. Issac Greggs, a former Southern University band director. Xavier learned to play taps and chose... more »
  • Hundreds of veterans honored in Livingston

    November 11, 2009 5:51 PM

    Nearly 400 elderly veterans living in nursing homes around Livingston Parish were honored on Wednesday. A group working with the Council on Aging teamed up to deliver hand wrapped fruit bags to vets. For many veterans, the gift was much more than expected. "I don't know how to... more »
  • Veterans Day celebration in Baton Rouge

    November 11, 2009 5:15 PM

    The Old State Capitol was the site of a Veterans Day ceremony today. Dozens of veterans were at the event, alongside people who wanted to pay tribute to their service. more »

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