LIST: Local events honoring those who died while serving in the military


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 2021 marks the 50th year that Memorial Day will be celebrated in the United States.

Memorial Day is also known as the unofficial start of summer and with that comes going outdoors.

Below you will find some events taking place on Memorial Day in the area:

Memorial Day Bash in St. Amant:

Event by Lagniappe Restaurant on the Diversion
River Highlands Dr, St Amant, LA 70774, United States
Tomorrow at 1:30 PM CDT – 5:30 PM CDT
64–88°F Partly Cloudy
Price: Free · Duration: 4 hr

The City of Donaldsonville posted this information about a Memorial Day ceremony and parade:

Join us as we honor and respect the lives of our military heroes on Memorial Day. A Memorial Day parade will take place between City Hall and Louisiana Square on May 31 beginning at 9:30am. If you would like to participate in the parade, lineup begins at 9am at City Hall. The ceremony will take place at Louisiana Square at 10am. Please come out and show your support for the fallen and honored Donaldsonville area military service men and women.

225 Magazine provided details about a free concert at a library in Baton Rouge:

Head on over to the Main Library at Goodwood on Monday, May 31, to enjoy a free concert by the Baton Rouge Concert Band, which will be playing a selection of classic patriotic compositions. The event will take place on the library’s outdoor plaza and begins at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

The Main Library is at 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, a Memorial Day Ceremony is taking place at Ascension Veterans Park:

Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday, May 31, 2021 – 1000 am. Please join us in remembering and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Ascension Veterans Memorial Park, 612 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales, LA

The USS Kidd Veterans Museum posted this on Facebook as a reminder of what the day off is about for those that have served or know someone that has served the USA:

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