Sandi Maples and Paul Broussard, wearing an authentic World War I-era battle helmet, display an American flag that was flown over the USS Lunga Point (CVE-94), a Casablance class escort carrier, during the Battle of Okinawa.

Estherwood continues 30-plus-year Vets’ Day tradition

For more than 30 years, veterans from Estherwood and the surrounding area have been honored for their service during a Veterans Day program. This year was no different.

Leo Spaetgens, Acadia Parish’s oldest surviving World War II veteran, snaps to attention and salutes during the singing of the National Anthem.

Crowley and area veterans honored at city-sponsored Veterans Day event

Four core values – honor, courage, commitment and integrity – are the foundation of true leadership and no one exemplifies those values more than veterans of the U.S. armed services.

Wendy Rodrigue-Magnus, widow of the late artist George Rodrigue, was in Rayne recently to present a print of a George Rodrigue self-portrait to Armstrong Middle School. The presentation was the final stop of Rodrigue-Magnus’ “Life & Legacy Tour.”

Rayne’s Armstrong Middle School recipient of Rodrigue print as final stop on Life & Legacy Tour

An original George Rodrigue self-portrait was recently bestowed to Armstrong Middle School.


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