Ascension Veterans remember their brethren

Staff Report

A Memorial Day program was held at the Ascension Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. hosted by the AVMP committee, which is comprised of members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion, and Women Veterans of Louisiana.

Program participants included Tanya Whitney, AVMP Chairwoman; St. Amant High School NJROTC; Richard Jandura, VVA 725; Combined High School Choir (St. Amant and East Ascension High Schools under the direction of Elizabeth Wallace and Erin Perdue); Richard O’Brien, MOPH chapter 177; Chad Lynch, AVMP; Parish President Kenny Matassa; Barry Guidry; The Church Academy first grade students; John Herren, AL Post 81; Brent Gautreau, VFW 3693; Lester Kenyon, Ascension Parish Public Information Officer; Ascension Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard; Miss VFW Post 3693 Jordyn Blazier and Miss Teen VFW Post 3693 Marlee Hebert.

Jimmy Johns and Ascension Funeral Home provided the meal and dessert for the event.