Poret receives award from Waddill UDC
Ory Poret received the Judah P. Benjamin Award from the Joanna Waddill Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at its September meeting.
Poret is active in many local organizations, including as board chair for Magnolia Cemetery. The award is given for outstanding civic, educational and patriotic endeavors not necessarily related to the Confederacy.
Nola Labat spoke about Meriwether Thompson, “Swamp Fox of the Confederacy.” Frankie Platte and Gerry Ryder were hostesses.
Republican Women listen to candidates
East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women hosted the first of two Republican candidate forums on Sept. 19 at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. Candidates for the state Supreme Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals and Public Service Commission spoke, as did mayoral candidate Mike Walker.
The next EBRPRW Candidate Forum and luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Drusilla Seafood. This forum will feature candidates for City Court, Constable, Justice of the Peace and Metro Council. All registered Republicans are invited. Preregistration is required. The cost, including lunch, is $25 per person. Visit http://www.batonrougerepublicanwomen.com.
Veterans honored at UDC Convention
The Louisiana Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its 113th State Convention Sept. 20-22 at the Holiday Inn South.
Crosses of Military Service and a Pioneer in Space award were presented to men who have served in branches of the armed forces or space program and can trace their ancestral line to a confederate solider.
Receiving the World War II Cross of Military Service were Wiley Raborn, Army; Philip R. Haley Jr., Marine Corps; and Billy Heroman, Army. Receiving the Korean Cross of Military Service was Robert Lee Raborn, Navy. Receiving the Vietnam National Defense Medal were Dr. Charles Raborn, Army, and Lawrence Bell, Navy. Receiving the Vietnam Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal was James R. Johnson, Navy. Receiving the Pioneers in Space Certificate for Technical Achievement was Thomas Edward Jacks. A reception followed the award presentation.
UDC membership is open to women age 16 and older who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave material aid to the cause. Also eligible are women who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of UDC members or former members. For membership information, contact Jan Grace, email@example.com.
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