Memorial Day holiday rite to respect veterans Sunday in Chalmette

May 23, 2015 - storage organizer

The annual Memorial Day rite Sunday (May 24) during Chalmette National Cemetery will move together Vietnam Veterans of VFW Post No. 3798, a Jean Lafitte National Park Service and a National WWII Museum together to respect America’s depressed troops.

The free, open commemorative eventuality is set to start during 12:30 p.m. during a cemetery, 8606 Wes St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. To ready for a tribute, volunteers on Friday left thousands of American flags to respect a about 15,000 solders there.

The ceremony includes a tone guard, bagpipes and remarks from post members.

The tomb was combined in 1864 for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana hospitals during a Civil War. Troops who served in conflicts trimming from a War of 1812 to a Vietnam War are buried there.

The tomb is subsequent to Chalmette Battlefield, a site of a Battle of New Orleans in 1815. The inhabitant tomb and terrain are managed by a National Park Service as one of a 6 sites of a Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

Picking adult a flags and scheming them for storage starts during 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 26). That customarily takes about 3 hours.

To volunteer, call 504.281.0511, ext. 32. Volunteers will need to fill in and pointer a volunteer use agreement and a photo recover form before starting work. Organizer advise bringing sunscreen, insect repellent, and closed-toe shoes.

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