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Jul 28, 2011 4:06 PM

Day of Remembrance

KATC's Herbie Smith is working on Day of Remembrance for 5:00 and 6:00. It's an annual event dedicated to the memory of the Acadian victims who died during the years of the deportation from 1755 - 1785. July 28 has been the day set aside by the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, who in 2003 signed a royal decree apologizing for the wrongs committed against the Acadian people by the British crown.

The Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville has a number of activities planned at the museum located at 121 New Market St. Activities to start at 6:00 p.m. with the induction of Jane Bulliard into the Order of Living Legend by the Acadian Museum. After the activities a commemorative mass of reflection said by Father Rusty P. Richard will be held at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, beginning at 7:00 p.m. A candle light procession to the Deportation Cross at the Acadian Memorial will follow. The Acadian Memorial honors the three-thousand Acadian men, women and children who found refuge in Louisiana after British forces exiled them from their homeland on the eastern coast of Canada in the mid-18th century. For further information about the Acadian Memorial, please visit


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