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  • Memorial Day Hits Home for Gold Star Mother, Father

    May 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    As Acadiana paid tribute this Memorial Day, Sybil and Buddy Williamson opened up to the painful emotions of losing their oldest son. "The day means very much to us, it's so special especially since it's so very personal now," said Sybil. Army Sgt. Patrick Williamson was only 24... more »
  • World War II Vets visit D.C. Part 4: The return home

    May 30, 2011 11:13 PM

    It was the journey of a lifetime for some of Louisiana's World War II veterans; a trip to Washington D.C., but their return home was just as powerful. Many of them calling it the most memorable Memorial Day ever. "The Iwo Jima monument." One veteran recalled, "that was my... more »
  • World War II Vets Visit D.C. Part 2: Tribute at the Memorial

    May 30, 2011 7:15 PM

    For this Memorial Day, 79 World War Two veterans got the chance of a lifetime to visit our nation's capitol and the memorials there as part of Louisiana Honor Air's final flight. As they emerged from the plane in Washington D.C. it was a hero's welcome for some of... more »
  • Obamas Honor America's Veterans on Memorial Day

    May 30, 2011 7:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will spend Memorial Day paying tribute to the military. The Obamas will visit Arlington National Cemetery where the president will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Following the ceremony, the president will participate in... more »
  • Ville Platte Teenager Drowns On Memorial Day

    June 1, 2010 5:44 PM

    A Memorial Day tragedy for a Ville Platte family. Corey Soileau, 19, drowned while cooling off in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Soileau lost his father to drowning ten years before the water took his life. "We all love him and miss him and pray he's in a better place," said... more »
  • Cypremort Point Packed on Memorial Day

    May 31, 2010 7:33 PM

    There's no shortage of boaters out on the water this Memorial Day. Boater, Ken Fawcett said, "That’s probably the most boats I've seen in a good while here." Another boater, Mac Thomas, said "I've seen more people fishing out here than I normally do." ... more »
  • 2 Local Veterans Honored

    May 31, 2010 6:13 PM

    Two Lafayette soldiers-- Eddie Gautreau and Willie Celestine Jr.-- were honored and remembered this Memorial day at a service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. Eddie Gautreau was a private in the U.S. Army who fought in the Korean War. He passed away last year, but without a proper... more »
  • Biden Salutes Soldiers

    May 31, 2010 1:23 PM

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is saluting the sacrifices of the men and women of America's fighting forces at the nation's most hallowed burial ground. He said the United States has "a sacred obligation" to provide its servicemen and women - "these new warriors"... more »
  • Holiday Trash Schedule

    May 30, 2010 5:53 PM

    Allied Waste will not run its residential garbage and yard waste routes tomorrow because of the Memorial Day Holiday. Customers will receive collection the next day, and Friday customers will get pick up on June 4th.
  • DOTD-Work Schedules for the Memorial Day Weekend

    May 25, 2010 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31). DOTD Interim Secretary Sherri LeBas urges drivers to use extra caution... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest: Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2010 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers expect at least 80,000 people from across the United States and Europe to file into LSU Tiger Stadium Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer-director Quint Davis tells The Advocate that the number of ticket holders far exceeds his initial projections for the... more »
  • May 13: Police Memorial Day Ceremonies

    May 10, 2010 5:58 PM

    On Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 6:00 pm, the Lafayette Police Department will host Police Memorial Day Ceremonies at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, located at 400 Camellia Boulevard. The public is invited to attend the church service. Relatives of area slain officers will be in attendance along with law enforcement... more »

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