Mar 18 2023
HAHNVILLE – St. Charles Parish Officials are pleased to announce the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of Veterans Memorial Plaza will take place Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m. adjacent to the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center at 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy, Luling, LA, 70070.
The Veterans Memorial Plaza will honor all five branches of the Armed Forces with granite monuments. It will be home to the state’s second Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, which provides a place of permanence for Gold Star Families to gather. There is also a POW/MIA statue to recognize American prisoners of war and those missing in action, as well as a Purple Heart Memorial. In addition, LED lights frame the park, allowing access for evening tributes and providing nighttime visibility from the Hale Boggs Bridge.
The Veterans Memorial Plaza ribbon cutting will be open to the public. President Jewell, other elected officials and stakeholders affiliated with the project will give remarks. Light refreshments will follow the formal ceremony.
Those interested in purchasing a brick to be placed at the plaza should visit www.stcharlesparish.gov/bricks for more information.