I have received word that Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki will be in
attendance at the Port Hudson Dedication. Additonal property has been purchased and will provide much needed space. This will
take place March 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM, I am sure that there will be a large number of VA personnel in attendance. MOPH 177
has been a very strong supporter of this local National Cemetery and was the first Military Organization to place a monument
in the center of our Brothers In Arms. I hope we can have a large turn out to express our support. We will wear dress
uniforms and be front and center by 10:30 AM.