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Aug 21, 2014 2:39 PM by KATC

"Honor Vets...Vote" Campaign: Voters encouraged to dedicate votes to veterans

As part of Secretary of State Tom Schedler's "Honor Vets...Vote" campaign, 2,741 veterans already have been honored thus far by Louisiana voters.

On the Secretary of State's website, voters may sign-up to dedicate their votes to honor a veteran who have fought and/or sacrificed for our freedoms and our country's sacred right to vote. Voters may by veterans who have fought and who currently are fighting today.

Voters also may call the Secretary of State's office at 225.922.2803 to participate in this program. Voters will receive a sticker and/or pin as a token of appreciation for our service members. Voters and/or veterans may display the sticker or wear the pin.

Schedler's office says that voters may dedicate their vote to more than one veteran, but only one bumper sticker and/or lapel pin will be issued per voter. Voters are asked to please note that all information except the address will be posted on the "Honor Vets...Vote" dedication pages of this website. The Secretary of State's Office said it reserves the right to edit any submission and/or remove any inappropriate content.

Here is a sampling of a couple of Acadiana residents who dedicated their votes to significant veterans in their lives:

"Maranda Pillsbury of Lafayette, La., is voting in honor of: Teddy Babin of St. Martinville, La., a veteran of the Army. Thanks for serving our country and keeping us free."

"Phyllis Garza-Druilhet of New Iberia, La., is voting in honor of: Leonard Badeaux of New Iberia, La., a veteran of the Marine Corps. To a loving father who taught us honor and integrity, love of family and love of country."

To dedicate a vote to a veteran, click here.

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