Memorial Day in the Capital area

Memorial Day in the Capital area
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POSTED: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 4:15am

UPDATED: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 12:26pm

Today, many in Baton Rouge will remember those who paid the ultimate price for our country.  There are several events in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.

BATON ROUGE - The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial will honor and pay tribute to service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of America.  The ceremony will be held at 11:00am in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza.  This event, which will honor our fallen heroes and their families, is free and open to the public.  The "Father of the USS KIDD", Congresman Henson Moore will be the keynote speaker.

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ZACHARY - A Memorial Day Program to remember and honor all military members who have served or are currently serving our Nation will held at Port Hudson National Cemetery. It's set for 11:00 a.m.

GONZALES - A ceremony is set for Veterans Memorial Park. The Patriot Guard will escort a hearse from Orso Funeral Home. That starts at 10:00 a.m.

Also - A National Moment of Remeberance is set for 3:00 p.m. local time, across the country.

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