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The LPO — Honoring Our Heroes

Nov 11, 2013

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)

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.

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

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.

Erin Krall / WWNO

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.

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.

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."

Most American troops have left Iraq, and many have left Afghanistan. Now more than half a million of them have left the service — and they're going to college. Some vets say the transition is like landing on another planet, but they aren't the only ones struggling: The college staffs are, too.

More than 250 veterans are expected to attend a job fair Friday at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. It’s part of a national campaign designed to help veterans as well as military spouses.

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