Friday, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall officially opens at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings.
Over the past several days, veterans and volunteers have been working non-stop constructing the 144 foot 310 feet wide wall. Bringing this memorial to Jennings though was no easy task.
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A special unveiling took place Saturday in Vermilion Parish.
The Abbeville Fire Department honored over 50-firefighters with a new monument. Some of the honorees and their families joined the community for a celebration and ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, next door to the fire station.
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CAMERON, La. (AP) - High tides from Hurricane Alex destroyed 1,000 feet of a sand wall the Louisiana National Guard built in Cameron Parish as a barrier against oil from the BP well. KPLC-TV reports a tide 3 feet above normal seeped through the barriers Wednesday and washed the sand... more »
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - As the National Guard has put up more and more sand walls to protect Gulf Coast beaches from the nation's worst oil spill, a plant in Hammond has added a second shift to make the wire mesh baskets used as the foundation. Dennis Barkemeyer, a tech... more »
In Vermilion Parish, the flood wall around Dozier Elementary is complete.
The school flooded for the first time during Rita and again for Ike. Flooding closed the school and many feared it would be shut down forever.
3.2 million dollars of state and federal dollars were used in... more »