“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”
Yesterday, Moncus Park commemorated the opening of the Veterans Memorial with a patriotic ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring a Presentation of Colors, the Raising of the Flags, a “Taps” performance, 21-Gun Salute, and a Circle of Comrades tribute, and remarks from Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor President Josh Guillory.
The Veterans Memorial at Moncus Park is a lasting symbol of the courage, patriotism, sacrifice, and honor of all who have served. The memorial space features a flag court flanked by large tablets commemorating American military participation in key historical conflicts. The Memorial also features inscriptions in brick pavers and seat walls sponsored by local Veterans and their loved ones in honor of their service.
The memorial would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the Veterans Memorial Committee at Moncus Park and the support of hundreds of donors and supporters including The Stuller Family Foundation, Pinhook Foundation, Jim & Ginger Roy, the Renee & Herbie Schilling Fund, Schilling Distributing Company, Casey Lowe, Bo & Jerry Ramsay, the Beaver Club of Lafayette, Stanley & Susan Blackstone, On Call Band, and the Veterans Action Coalition.
Special thanks to Zea Rotisserie & Bar for providing refreshments for ceremony attendees.
The Veterans Memorial at Moncus Park is now open for public viewing. To learn more about the Memorial or to purchase a brick for a loved one in your life, visit www.moncuspark.org/veteransmemorial.