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Nov 11, 2013 8:02 AM by Kristen Holloway

Veterans Day Events Around Acadiana

Our nation celebrates Veterans' Day today. Several schools, businesses and civic organizations will be holding events to honor those who have served our country.

Here's a look at some of those events:
A flag ceremony at Woodvale Elementary school at 8:30a.m.
A flag ceremony at Lafayette High at 11a.m.
Administrators and students at David Thibodaux Stem Magnet Academy are creating a wall of honor for Veterans along with a flag ceremony also at 8:30a.m.
In Baldwin, Raintree Elementary School are inviting Veterans to breakfast at 9a.m.

There will be a service in the Veteran's section of Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette at 9a.m.
Also the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame Museum, located in Abbeville, is in the process of creating a Louisiana Veteran Database. One would simply type the name of a Veteran and all available information would appear on the screen. This event starts at 10:30a.m.
A gumbo cook-off will be held on Baker Hughes Drive from 11a.m. for Veterans.

Today at 3p.m. there will be a service at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.
In new iberia on main street, Veterans will be honored with proclamations, 21 gun salute, a flag raising and prayer service at 6 tonight. Charles Boustany will be the guest speaker.
Also in Crowley at Southwind Assisted Living, a ceremony starts at 1:30p.m. and a number of restaurants are offering specials to Veterans including Chili's, Shoney's, Applebee's and Texas Roadhouse.

Thank you to all our Veterans from GMA and KATC!

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