Hundreds gather at American Legion Post to honor Veterans
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds turned out Sunday for a veteran's program at American Legion Post in Baton Rouge
The ceremony was put on by the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. Purple heart recipient Rick O'Brien of Livingston Parish was the keynote speaker.
There was a special section dedicated to the women who served in the military. It outlined all the duties women conduction to help the country while men were off fighting in wars.
"They worked on airplanes they worked cryptographer, they were photographers. They did all of the things that their male counterparts would have done if they'd been here," Gidget McIntyre said. She served in military hospitals in the 1960's.
Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Joey Strickland were also guest speakers.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Southern students return to campus for first day of class
PAC 12 & BIG 10 delay start of season
New unemployment benefits funded through FEMA, state working to sort details
Restaurant hostess reportedly attacked for following COVID-19 protocols
High school AD in Pointe Coupee determined to return to football field...
LSU AD releases statement as conferences debate canceling college football season
SEC adds Vanderbilt, Missouri to LSU's 2020 football schedule
DD Breaux speaks on her legacy at LSU
SEC presidents approve plan for 10-game, conference-only football schedule
SWAC moves fall sports, including football to the spring