Memorial Day ceremony set for May 27


On Monday, May 27th, the Ascension Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will host a Memorial Day observance at Veterans Park, Gonzales, LA at 10 a.m. The Veterans Park is located at 612 S. Irma Blvd in Gonzales (next to Ascension Parish Library). The AVMP Foundation would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to attend this event.

Hundreds will gather around the Park Amphitheater to remember the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country so that we may continue to live our lives in freedom.  This year’s guest speaker is Richard “Rick” Webre, U.S. Army Retired Sergeant First Class, and current Director of the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Local organizations participating in the Memorial Day event include the American Legion Post 81 and Auxiliary, St. Amant High School Navy JROTC, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 725 and Associate Members, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3693 and Auxiliary, and Ourso Funeral Home.

Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony by Ascension Funeral Home.