POSTED: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:44am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:45am
GONZALES, LA ( NBC33) — Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Wednesday morning that all American flags in Ascension Parish are to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Parish President Harold Marchand who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Mr. Marchand was parish president from 2000 to 2004.
“Ascension Parish is saddened by the death of Mr. Marchand and I ask that everyone please keep the Marchand family in their thoughts and prayers,” President Martinez said. “Harold worked tirelessly for the parish and he was not only the parish president but a great citizen and a friend to many here in Ascension Parish. He will be sorely missed,” said Martinez.
Although arrangements are pending, flags are to remain at half-staff until funeral services are complete.