Veterans and community members are invited to a Veterans Day Ceremony being sponsored by the USS KIDD Veterans Museum, in partnership with Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, on Nov. 11th. The Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, located at 100 North Blvd., on Tuesday, Nov. 11th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.ry
Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, was established to commemorate the end of WWI. The cease-fire on the Western front began on “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” Mike McNaulton of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs will be the keynote speaker and USS KIDD Director Alejandra Juaonn will be the master of ceremonies. The MLK Kings Kid's Bell Choir will be delighting attendees with their patriotic songs throughout the ceremony.
lunch plates will be provided to Veterans Day guests in the Senate Chambers immediately following the ceremony.
The USS KIDD Veterans Museum celebrates Veterans Day to honor the brave men and women, living and dead, who have fought America’s battles, past and present. Veterans are encouraged to wear something that represents their military branch, such as their uniform, a ball cap or even a small pin. All guests are encouraged to wear something patriotic to show their support of our nation’s heroes.
In addition to the ceremony, USS KIDD staff and visitors will be collecting photos of local veterans for use in slideshow presentations that will honor veterans throughout the year.
The USS KIDD Veterans Museum will be free to the public on Veterans Day. USS KIDD ship tours will be free to veterans and available at the regular admission price of: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children ages 5-12 to the general public. For more information, please call (225) 342-1942 or visit our website: www.usskidd.com