Photos: New Veterans Cemetery opening ceremony

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Paul Ladut, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, rolls up an American flag Thursday, June 12, 2014 after opening ceremonies for the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell. Members of the guard, who arrived at the event in a procession of motorcycles, placed flags along the route to the cemetery.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Lane Carson, St. Tammany resident and former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, second from left, helps hold the ribbon Thursday, June 12, 2014 during opening ceremonies for the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Salmen High's Army JROTC honor guard presents the colors Thursday, June 12, 2014 during opening ceremonies for the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Lee Richard, a Louisiana Veterans Affairs commissioner, salutes as he sings along with the national anthem Thursday, June 12, 2014 during opening ceremonies for the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- People gather Thursday, June 12, 2014 for the opening ceremonies for the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- People gather Thursday, June 12, 2014 for the opening ceremonies for the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Gina Guillory, mother of Michael Guillory, a U.S. Marine sergeant killed in Afghanistan in 2012, attends ceremonies Thursday, June 12, 2014 opening the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell. Michael Guillory's remains will be buried at the veterans cemetery June 21.

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