On May 24, Acadiana, Louisiana, Chapter 141 sponsored a
Memorial Day ceremony in Lafayette. As of May, Louisiana
had lost 89 service personnel in the War on Terrorism. The
event paid tribute to those who gave their lives.
life member Lloyd A. King presented the Gold Star families
with a special poem. The most poignant moment of the ceremony
was the ringing of a bell after the names of each of Louisiana’s
89 recently fallen were read. A balloon release followed.
the benediction, “God Bless the USA” by
Lee Greenwood was played, and those in attendance held hands
to form a Circle of Comrades.
Following the ceremony, the
crowd was treated to a gourmet meal compliments of Stephen
LaBorda, the owner of Carrabbas Italian Grill.