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Lafayette Veteran's Day Celebration and Lantern Parade held to honor veterans

Posted at 12:25 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 01:25:50-05

Theatre Acadie hosted a Veteran's Day Celebration and Lantern Parade today in Lafayette to honor those who have fought for our freedom.

Held at Parc San Souci and Rock 'n' Bowl, the event included live music, free hot dogs, and lantern making for kids.

A local veteran was honored as the Veteran Grand Marshal of the parade.

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit 2 Navy Vets Foundation.

Sarah Roy, founder of Theatre Acadie and the Lantern Parade, said, "The really beautiful thing is involving the children, and they make lanterns and the symbolism there is the way that our veterans are out there shedding light on the world, that they too get to shine their light on the world and realize that they're bigger than just themselves."

Find more information about Theatre Acadie here.