On Tuesday, August 25, 2009, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the LA Department of Veterans Affairs
presented 188 Louisiana Veterans Honor Medals to area veterans. Distinguished quests were St. Tammany Parish President
Kevin Davis, Covington Mayor Candice Watkins, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Lane Carson, Major General Bennett Landreneau,
Archbishop Philip Hannan and many Local and State dignitaries.
Governor Jindal stated "Today, we celebrate brave men and women who have served our country with
honor. While these heroes span different generations -- different battles in different places at different times -- they are
united by a common cause; their love of country, their honor, and their courage."
Robert H, Burns American Legion Post 16 had a full house for this special occasion. Commander
Mike Peats was thrilled by the turnout of local veterans and their families.
Below is a slideshow presentation of the event. Every veterans that received the Honor
Medal is pictured.