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Memorial Day events in Acadiana

Posted at 5:30 AM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 06:50:03-04

Monday, May 27, 2019, is Memorial Day and KATC has compiled a list of events across Acadiana honoring those who have given their lives in service of the country. If you would like to add your event to our list, email the information to news@katctv.com.

 

May 27, 2019

WELSH MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

Memorial Day Celebration presented by the American Legion Post 283 Martin-Shipp Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9046 will be held at the Welsh Community Center at 2 pm. Reception follows at Welsh Museum
hosted by Daughters of the American Revolution Live Oak Chapter.

 

May 27, 2019

ST. LANDRY PARISH VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

The Memorial Day ceremony will take place on Monday, May, 27 at the Delta Grand Theater on South Market Street in Opelousas. The ceremony begins at 10:30 am and will honor those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the country. Names will be read aloud during the ceremony recalling those who fought and died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq and Afghanistan.

Major General John Basilica, Jr. will be the guest speaker.

The ceremony will conclude at the Veterans Memorial on Hwy 182 South with a Folding of the Flag and 21 Gun Salute. Taps will also be played.

 

May 27, 2019

LAFAYETTE MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER SERVICE

Hosted by the Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery in the Peace Chapel Mausoleum at 2111 W. Pinhook Rd. at
3:00 PM. For more information call : 337-235-3062.

 

May 27, 2019

GREENLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery Memorial Day Event 55th Annual Greenlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Event 12:00 pm at Walters Funeral Home, 2424 North University Avenue.Guest Speaker: James Bollich, WW II U.S. Army Prisoner of War survivor of the Bataan Death March, Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.

 

May 27, 2019

FOUNTAIN MEMORIAL CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

Fountain Memorial Cemetery, 1010 Pandora St., Lafayette will hold its annual Memorial Day event at 9:00 am. More information (337) 981-7098.

MAY 27, 2019

NEW IBERIA MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Iberia Veteran’s Association Memorial Day event in New Iberia at Bouligny Plaza at 6 pm Monday, May 27.

 

MAY 27, 2019

CHURCH POINT MEMORIAL DAY

The VFW Post 9903 and American Legion Post 225 invites the public to the Church Point Depot this Memorial weekend 27-28-29 May. From sunrise to sunset, they will have a display to honor Church Point’s 21 fallen heroes. Closing ceremony is 6:00 pm on May 27. They will stand watch from sunrise to sunset. There will be an “honor sentinel patrol” every hour on the hour all three days.

Church Point, La.
Church Point, La.

21 men that called Church Point their home:

  • Andrus James Blanchard
  • Harold Raymond Comeaux
  • John Rodney Bergeron
  • Robert Bernard David
  • John Lyons Bernard Young
  • Jules Benoit Kermit LeJeune
  • Shelly Lafleur LeRoy Frank
  • Levy Blanchard
  • Lolly Alfred Daugereaux
  • Leroy Miller
  • Joseph Bellard
  • Lucien Bellard
  • Wendell Guillory
  • Christopher Kelly
  • Albert Roy Horecky
  • Amos Boudreaux
  • Clement Thibodeaux
  • Allen Bellard