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10:45 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Slidell Veterans Cemetery Nears Completion

Muddy roads will soon give way to asphalt and bare ground transformed with sod and landscaping as construction of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Slidell enters its final stages.

The Times-Picayune reports the $8 million cemetery is scheduled to open in April. The 75-acre site is on the north side of Interstate 12 next to the Louisiana National Guard's Camp Villere in St. Tammany Parish.

Northshore Focus
7:30 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Northshore Vets Receive Local Help

When injured veterans returning to their homes from Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t finding the help they needed, one Northshore resident set out to correct the problem.

When Northshore resident Suzy McDaniel went on vacation with her husband, neither of them expected that she would be in a horseback riding accident. Nor did they imagine that the rehab from that incident would lead to the creation of an organization which would help men and women serving our country thousands of miles away.

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Veterans Day
1:00 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

The LPO — Honoring Our Heroes

Honoring our Heroes

A concert in collaboration with 
The National WWII Museum

Monday, November 11, 7 p.m.
US Freedom Pavilion: 
The Boeing Center - The National WWII Museum

Tickets - Purchase now >> 
$40 LPO subscribers and WWII Museum members 
($40 tickets available by phone only - 504.523.6530)

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Veterans Job Fair, Business 'Boot Camp' Tomorrow and Friday At World War II Museum

Bill Ryan, himself a wounded Vietnam veteran, describes job and business services on offer this week for veterans.

A jobs fair and business advice are on tap tomorrow and Friday for veterans. Social events are also planned at the World War II Museum.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon March 18, 2013

VFW Offering Free Legal Clinic For Veterans

Legal help for veterans.

Veterans can get some free legal advice this week. The New Orleans VFW post is offering help from attorneys on a variety of issues.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Veterans Advocate Pushes For More Jobs

Paul Rieckhoff discusses veterans issues.

Amid the parties and hoopla that come with a Super Bowl, there is some serious business going on behind the scenes. There’s a drive under way to get more jobs for veterans.

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Latest News
3:22 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

State Veterans Secretary Retiring, Interim Appointed

Gov. Bobby Jindal says Veterans Affairs Secretary Lane Carson is retiring after four years, and his deputy will be interim secretary.

He says Carson opened and maintained service offices in every parish, made all Louisiana veterans and their spouses eligible to live in the department's five veterans' homes, and added a second veterans' cemetery. He also developed a program to help veterans who own small businesses get state contracts.

Veterans Day
6:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

New Orleans VFW Marking Veterans Day With Expanding Services

Marshall Hevron speaks at the October meeting of the Alfred E. Flynn VFW post in New Orleans. Flynn was a resident of the Uptown neighborhood where the post is located and died in World War II.
Erin Krall WWNO

New Orleans VFW members and leaders discuss the growing post on Lyons St.

The nation is marking Veterans Day with parades and ceremonies to honor those who served in the U.S. military. In New Orleans, a growing post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is taking on projects with more and more members.

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Veterans
8:48 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Fort Polk ceremony honors POWs & MIAs

The POW/MIA flag is flying at Fort Polk.

The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk have a Friday morning ceremony to honor prisoners of war and service members missing in action. It culminates with a motorcycle ride led by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Since 1979, the third Friday in September has been a national day to recognize U.S. service members who were held prisoner or remain missing, and their families.

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Around the Nation
4:25 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Homeless Rural Vets Find A Place To Call Home

American Legion Post Cmdr. Mark Czmyr and his father, Navy veteran William Czmyr, originated the idea to create permanent apartments for homeless vets in Jewett City, Conn.
Lucy Nalpathanchil for NPR

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 6:34 pm

This month, more than a dozen homeless veterans will finally have a place to call their own, thanks to the American Legion.

The organization's post in a small Connecticut town has been working for a decade on a unique project to create not transitional but permanent supportive housing in their rural community.

For 55-year-old Army veteran Jeff MacDonald, the new facility in Jewett City, Conn., was like "winning the lottery."

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