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Gueydan veterans receive thanks – and turkeys – for the holiday

Posted at 5:41 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 19:30:35-05

All this week, a local group has been delivering turkeys to the veterans of Gueydan.

Les Dames de Gueydan have purchased turkeys for each of Gueydan’s 59 veterans, and have been delivering them, said president Angela Touchet-LeBlanc.

“We’re going house to house, to deliver but also  just to say thank you for their service to our country and our community,” Touchet-LeBlanc says. “We have to remember that what we have is because of them.”

Angela Touchet-LeBlanc, left

Touchet-LeBlanc said some of the veterans say they’ve never received any thanks for their service.

“It touches them, but this is what we should do for them every day,” she said. “We should always be here for our veterans, and give them the respect they deserve.”