Americans across the country are celebrating Veterans’ Day and are honoring the sacrifices and service of members of the armed forces. Parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events are scheduled.
Closer to home, there are several events taking place to help mark Veterans’ Day.
In LaPlace, the annual St. John Parish Veterans Day Parade and celebration will take place at 10:00 a.m. and begins at the Home Depot on West Airline Highway. It will make its way to the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve, where a ceremony will take place to honor the Veterans.
At the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Regional Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony will honor the family members and veterans of all wars, for their sacrifices in defense of the United States. The ceremony starts at 10:45 a.m. at the plaza level of the dome near the Vietnam Veterans monument. A parade will follow the ceremony at noon.
A 11:00 a.m. the National World War II Museum will hold their annual Veterans’ Day program, with the opening of a brand new exhibit that will allow people to experience the sights, sounds and emotions of going off to war. Veterans will receive free admission to the museum.
Louisiana State University is joining a number of schools around the country to honor America's service men and women. At 1:00 p.m. 85 colleges in 33 states will simultaneously hold a moment of silence, then someone at each university will read the names of those who died in service to this nation. LSU’s remembrance day National Roll Call will take place at the War Memorial on the LSU Parade Grounds.
Monday night, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present an Honoring our Heroes program at the World War II Museum. Actor John Goodman will serve as narrator of the program. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and it can also stream it online.