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Fundraiser to benefit National Desert Storm War Memorial

Posted: 10:23 AM, May 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-23 11:23:34-04

Bayou Teche Brewing along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5153 of Arnaudville will be raising money for the construction of the National Desert Storm War Memorial that will be built near the Mall in Washington D.C. The event will be at the brewery’s taproom on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 26. VFW Post 5153 will be selling fundraiser plate lunches and poboys and Bayou Teche Brewing will be contributing a dollar of every pint of beer sold to the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association. There will also be Desert Storm War memorial items for sale, and music from The Rayo Brothers. 

The proposed memorial is designed in the shape of a left hook – paying tribute to the bold and innovative strategic approach that shortened the war and saved many American and coalition lives. The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a nonprofit association that charged with its construction.  Though the memorial was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, it will be built entirely through private donations.

Bayou Teche Brewing’s president Karlos Knott is himself a veteran of Desert Storm. Then a US Army Cavalry Scout, he served in the 8th Infantry, who had sent a Brigade Combat Team stationed in Germany to the effort. "Despite the war’s successful outcome, over 600,000 Americans served and that close to 400 of them paid the ultimate sacrifice," said Knott. "Their service and sacrifices should be forever remembered. The sole mission of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is to make sure that the memory of Desert Storm and all those who served are remembered through the construction of this memorial in Washington."  

Bayou Teche Brewing’s Arnaudville taproom will open at 11 on May 26. The Rayo Brothers will take the stage at 3:00 p.m., followed by Music Trivia and Social Commentary. There will be plate lunches, new beers and old favorites to try, friends to make and a dollar from every pint sold will go directly to the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association.