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  • St. Landry Parish memorial nears completion

    April 27, 2014 12:06 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - In anticipation of many visitors in the near future, volunteers at the St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial placed hundreds of engraved paving bricks on the Walk of Remembrance that leads to the monument. Each brick is inscribed with the name of a local veteran. The Daily... more »
  • Spirit of Acadiana: Rita LeBlanc Educational Memorial Fund

    February 18, 2014 10:05 AM

    The spirit of Acadiana today iis all about making a posthumous "thank you", and paying tribute to an Acadiana teacher who died two weeks ago. Rita ann reilly leblanc, taught for thirteen years at cathedral - carmel school and before that at our lady of fatima. She died february... more »
  • 1 Year Memorial Candlelight Vigil for Sgt. Rick Riggenbach

    January 24, 2014 10:03 AM

    The Chitimacha Tribal Police Department will hold a Candlelight Memorial Vigil on January 26, 2014 to honor Sergeant Rick Riggenbach. Sergeant Riggenbach paid the ultimate sacrifice when he responded to a call involving a man armed with a shot gun walking on Flat Town Road in Charenton. 48-year-old Wilbert Thibodeaux... more »
  • Carencro's Veterans Day Memorial Celebraton

    November 7, 2012 8:29 AM

    Carenccro Business Association will celebrate Veterans Day at the Carencro Community Center. This memorial celcbration will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 11:00 AM. There will be a live performance of patriotic music, a color guard, guest speakers, recognition of military medal recipients and a patriotic essay contest... more »
  • Opelousas Catholic Memorial

    July 11, 2012 3:10 PM

    Opelousas Catholic High School added a third cross in front of the school honoring student Alyssa Guillory. Students saying faith and fond memories are helping them cope. Erin Stueber will have more tonight at 5 and 6.
  • Memorial Day Hits Home for Gold Star Mother, Father

    May 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    As Acadiana paid tribute this Memorial Day, Sybil and Buddy Williamson opened up to the painful emotions of losing their oldest son. "The day means very much to us, it's so special especially since it's so very personal now," said Sybil. Army Sgt. Patrick Williamson was only 24... more »
  • New Year Brings New Memorial

    December 30, 2011 10:09 PM

    The new year will bring with it a new memorial in St. Landry Parish, honoring members of all branches of the military. The site at Harry Guilbeau Road and LA-182 in Opelousas may loook like any other construction site ready for development, but this is a special one that... more »
  • Annual Holiday Day of Remembrance

    December 4, 2011 2:19 PM

    The holidays are of course a time for family and friends, and for those who've lost loved ones over the years, it's not an easy time. For some, the holidays are about remembering and faith. With song, prayer, and tears dozens remembered their loved ones as we enter into... more »
  • Memorial at Lafayette Airport Causes Controversy

    December 2, 2011 11:45 PM

    A monument that's been standing at Lafayette Regional Airport for nearly 20 years is causing controversy in Lafayette's Aviation Community. Commercial pilot James Thibodeaux says he's upset because a monument built in honor of a well respected pilot, Paul Fornet is gone. Thibodeaux says the name plaque that's currently standing... more »
  • Thousands Emerge for MLK Memorial Dedication

    October 16, 2011 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people gathered at Sunday to give the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial a proper dedication on the National Mall after its opening in August. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama will be among those honoring the legacy of the nation's foremost... more »
  • Traveling Memorial Comes to Jennings

    October 13, 2011 8:14 PM

    Friday, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall officially opens at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings. Over the past several days, veterans and volunteers have been working non-stop constructing the 144 foot 310 feet wide wall. Bringing this memorial to Jennings though was no easy task. "It... more »
  • Atchafalya Bridge has Second Name

    October 2, 2011 1:39 PM

    Some call it the Long Bridge, the Basin Bridge, or the Almost Home Bridge. We're talking of course about the bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin, KATC'S Chris Welty found out what the bridges name really is. Everyday, thousands of cars drive the 18 and a half miles over the... more »
  • Acadiana Religious Leaders Reflect on 911

    September 11, 2011 12:19 PM

    Everyone remembers where they were 10 years ago tomorrow, but how people have dealt with the pass 10 years has been very different. KATC'S Chris Welty shows us, for many its been about keeping the faith. With the tenth anniversary of 9-11 just hours away, the world is reflecting... more »
  • Park service unveils Flight 93 memorial drawings

    June 27, 2011 9:32 AM

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The National Park Service has released architectural drawings of the first phase of the Flight 93 memorial in western Pennsylvania. The first drawing depicts two white marble walls framing a ceremonial gateway. A second shows the concrete gateway itself. Forty passengers and crew died on Sept.... more »
  • Parade of Flags Memorial Day Celebration

    May 30, 2011 8:02 PM

    Several memorial day services were held across Acadiana, honoring our fallen soldiers. Monday was not only a day for remembrance, but also a day for celebration. It was a somber but celebratory day as dozens gathered at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette to honor veterans and the ones who... more »
  • Obamas Honor America's Veterans on Memorial Day

    May 30, 2011 7:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will spend Memorial Day paying tribute to the military. The Obamas will visit Arlington National Cemetery where the president will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Following the ceremony, the president will participate in... more »
  • Family Remembers Young Gun Victim

    April 9, 2011 10:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The family of a young Jefferson Parish girl killed 18 months ago by stray gunfire plans to mark her birthday this weekend with a gathering at the mausoleum where she was laid to rest. Paige DeJean would have turned 9 on Saturday. The Times-Picayune reports that... more »
  • Obama to Be Nation's Consoler at Memorial Service

    January 12, 2011 6:43 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is again stepping into his role as national consoler. He and first lady Michelle Obama are flying to Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday to honor the victims of Saturday's mass shooting. The president is expected to speak of the victims in personal terms and remind... more »
  • Funeral & Memorial Fund Set for Iberia Parish Coroner

    October 13, 2010 3:53 PM

    Funeral plans are set for the late Dr. James B. Falterman Sr. He served as Iberia Parish Coroner for 18 years. Dr. Falterman died Tuesday at the hospital. He was 75 years old. His family has announced that a memorial fund to honor Dr. Falterman has been set up at... more »
  • Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial Fund 5K Run/Walk

    October 11, 2010 9:25 AM

    Teche Action Clinic is having their Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial Fund 5K Run/Walk in Downtown Franklin (Start/Finish - Courthouse Square) on October 16, 2010 at 8:00 am. Teche Action Clinic is celebrating the 5K 10th year anniversary and the 5th year as the Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial... more »
  • Tour of Duty Comes Through Acadiana

    August 25, 2010 7:10 PM

    The Tour of Duty made their way through Acadiana today. Thirty-six firefighters from America and Australia are braving the sweltering summer heat to run across the country in honor of those fallen on 9/11. The group began their journey on August 12 th in California. They are scheduled to... more »
  • Memorial at Hospital Honors Organ Donors

    July 4, 2010 3:30 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Brett Fuqua died nearly two years ago. But in some ways he lives on, and not just in the hearts of friends and family. Fuqua's was one of 12 pictures unveiled last Monday at the dedication of the "Wall of Life" at Christus St. Frances Cabrini... more »
  • 2 Local Veterans Honored

    May 31, 2010 6:13 PM

    Two Lafayette soldiers-- Eddie Gautreau and Willie Celestine Jr.-- were honored and remembered this Memorial day at a service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. Eddie Gautreau was a private in the U.S. Army who fought in the Korean War. He passed away last year, but without a proper... more »
  • Biden Salutes Soldiers

    May 31, 2010 1:23 PM

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is saluting the sacrifices of the men and women of America's fighting forces at the nation's most hallowed burial ground. He said the United States has "a sacred obligation" to provide its servicemen and women - "these new warriors"... more »
  • Holiday Trash Schedule

    May 30, 2010 5:53 PM

    Allied Waste will not run its residential garbage and yard waste routes tomorrow because of the Memorial Day Holiday. Customers will receive collection the next day, and Friday customers will get pick up on June 4th.
  • DOTD-Work Schedules for the Memorial Day Weekend

    May 25, 2010 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31). DOTD Interim Secretary Sherri LeBas urges drivers to use extra caution... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest: Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2010 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers expect at least 80,000 people from across the United States and Europe to file into LSU Tiger Stadium Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer-director Quint Davis tells The Advocate that the number of ticket holders far exceeds his initial projections for the... more »
  • May 13: Police Memorial Day Ceremonies

    May 10, 2010 5:58 PM

    On Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 6:00 pm, the Lafayette Police Department will host Police Memorial Day Ceremonies at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, located at 400 Camellia Boulevard. The public is invited to attend the church service. Relatives of area slain officers will be in attendance along with law enforcement... more »
  • UL Memorial Scheduled for Deceased Students & Staff

    April 27, 2010 3:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE – The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will remember its faculty, staff and students who died in the past nine months during a memorial tribute Wednesday. A Night of Remembrance will start at 7 p.m. at the UL Lafayette Alumni Center. A candlelight vigil is... more »
  • Memorial Service for Blair Manuel: Oil Platform Worker Presumed Dead

    April 27, 2010 12:48 PM

    A memorial service for Blair Manuel, 56, a Eunice native presumed dead in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, will be held in early May. The service, according to his mother, will be on May 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Manuel was... more »
  • Laconia "Muggy" Brown memorial march

    January 3, 2010 11:22 PM

    Tonight in Jennings the family of Laconia "Muggy" Brown gathered to plan a second memorial march. Brown was the fifth of eight Jennings women killed and dumped since 2005. The 23-year old's body was found in May of 2008. She leaves behind a four year old son and a... more »
  • LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Joint Venture

    December 1, 2009 9:53 AM

    LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Announce Home Health Joint Venture LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG), one of the largest providers of home health services in the United States, announced today that it has entered into a home health joint venture with... more »

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