Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Oct 01st

Military parade planned

In honor of Veteran's Day and the Louisiana Bicentennial, the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission is inviting any and all with "service components" to participate in a military parade on November 10 in New Orleans.

Minden resident Jerry Madden said he feels this information is beneficial to anyone who served or had someone who served in the military.

"It is a long drive to make, but I believe there are a lot of military persons and families around here who might go, if they know about it far enough in advance to plan," Madden said.

The Louisiana Bicentennial Military Parade marks the 200th Anniversary of Louisiana's attainment of statehood as the 18th state in the Union and recognizes the proud military service of members past, present, and future.

According to personnel, the parade begins at N. Peters Street and Esplanade Avenue and proceeds through the French Quarter / Central Business District, passing the National World War II Museum and ending at the Morial Convention Center.

All service components, veterans associations, and ROTC/JROTC programs electing to participate in the parade are asked to adhere to the general instructions and those provided by the coordinating agent New Orleans Convention Company, Incorporated (NOCCI).

All participating groups are asked send one representative to a table-top rehearsal on November 9 at 1 p.m.

Coordinating point of contact for the Bicentennial Commission or any additional information about the parade is Mary Taurman of NOCCI at (504) 888-7608 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

See the Minden Press-Herald for local Veteran's Day events.

 

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