Never Forget Garden ceremony honors those who served and died for the United States

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – It has been 67 years since the United States officially began observing Veterans Day.

Many soldiers have served since then and on Thursday, November 11, a special ceremony is taking place in Baton Rouge to honor those who have served in the military.

The Never Forget Garden ceremony is happening at 11 a.m. in the Capitol Park Museum.

Gov. John Bel Edwards is the keynote speaker and will be joined at the ceremony by “veterans, members of the American Rose Society and others in commemorating a ‘Never Forget’ flower garden that’s in the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park adjacent the Louisiana State Capitol.”

Image courtesy of Raychelle Riley

This Veterans Day is unique as it is also the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Thursday’s Never Forget Garden ceremony will also commemorate that anniversary.

The Louisiana garden came to be through the efforts of thesr organizations:

  • American Rose Society
  • The Louisiana Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • The Louisiana Garden Club Federation

We will livestream the ceremony in the video player above starting at 11 a.m.

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