LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS DEDICATES “NEVER FORGET” GARDEN
ON VETERANS DAY
The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) dedicated the “Never Forget” Garden in the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the State Capitol on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards joined LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired) for the dedication.
“The dedication of the Never Forget Garden in our Veterans Park is important because it coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” said LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired). “These gardens are being put in around the country as a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by our service men and women who died with their remains unidentified.”
The National Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier enlisted the American Rose Society to encourage the creation of Never Forget Gardens to ensure the millions of American service members are forever honored and remembered. The garden in the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park is a statewide volunteer project by Louisiana members of the American Rose Society, the Louisiana Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.
You can see a recording of the day’s events on LDVA’s Facebook page and via this link: https://fb.watch/9d8yDRtP_u/.
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