From May 23 until Memorial Day, the Town of Church Point honored the lives of residents who died while in service.
Monday, Memorial Day, marked the closing of the ceremonies which were held at Church Point Depot.
21 fallen heroes were displayed through the weekend for residents or passers by to see them and remember their ultimate sacrifice. Cross were placed out on the grounds at the depot, each with a name and an image. Those displayed are service members from the town who died in World War II, The Korean War and The Vietnam War.
At a ceremony on Memorial Day, a crowd gathered to remember and honor those heroes. The event culminated in a solemn military salute
Event organizer Leander Daigle says the event is about unsung heroes and making sure selfless legacies are not forgotten.
"This kind of ceremony matters because if I don't do it, you don't know Kermit Leger and you don't know what happened to him. You don't know Amos Boudreaux because he has no sons and daughters. So it's up to the veterans now to tell his story and to show him because Memorial Day is not about the start of vacations and the swimming pools are open. It is their day."
The name of those honored are as follows:
Andrus James Blanchard
Harold Raymond Comeaux
John Rodney Bergeron
Robert Bernard David
Lolly Alfred Daugereaux
Albert Roy Horecky
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