The St. Tammany Veterans Foundation will remember fallen American heroes at a Memorial Day ceremony May 30 at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Slidell.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and will include patriotic music, speeches and the placement of American flags on each of the cemetery‘s more than 3,000 graves.
The Foundation also announced that 15 personalized bricks will be placed in the Hero’s Farewell Path at the cemetery to honor those from St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes who lost their lives in the Global War on Terror. Additionally, 7-inch by 10-inch black granite slabs will be placed along the trail to honor veterans and their families.
“I urge all citizens to come out and show their respect for our fallen service members and their families,” said Lane Carson, president of the St. Tammany Veterans Foundation.
Anyone interested in purchasing a custom engraved brick, laser engraved plaque, or donating to the Southeastern Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Hero Farewell Program, contact Carson at (985) 867-0747 or [email protected]