Vets Day event to feature two additions
Iberville Parish’s Salute to Veterans event on November 11 will feature two
New to the event will be the Iberville Wall of Veterans photo display and the unveiling
of five bronze statues on the award-winning memorial.
The Wall of Veterans and Wall of Active Military standing photo displays
Will include the photos of more than 700 veterans and active military
personnel who have a tie to Iberville Parish. They were born here or live or
work here, married a local resident, or have friends or family who live or
work in Iberville.
“The Iberville Wall of Veterans has drawn a tremendous amount of interest
from local residents and veterans,” said Iberville Parish President J.
Mitchell Ourso, Jr. “We are thrilled that so many pictures were brought in
for scanning, and hope we get that same response for the display on Veterans
The display will be open from 1:30 p.m. until dark. The photos will be
placed in alphabetical order so that individual veterans can easily be
found. After the ceremony, it will be placed in the Iberville Parish
Courthouse lobby for viewing for several weeks.
The ceremony to honor veterans and unveil the bronze statues will begin at
3:30 p.m., with the keynote address by Major General Bennett Landreneau,
Adjutant General of Louisiana. He is responsible for deployment and
coordination of programs, policies and plans affecting more than 11,000
members of the Louisiana Army and Air National Guard.
The five beautiful bronze statues to be unveiled in the ceremony will be
permanent additions to the Iberville Veterans Memorial. The Iberville Salute
to Veterans event is sponsored by Parish President Ourso and the Iberville
Council. Both the memorial and the statues were funded by the parish,
through the leadership of Ourso and the Council.
The event is being coordinated by the Iberville Image Committee.