Photos: New Veterans Cemetery opening ceremony Photos: New Veterans Cemetery opening ceremony 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. ANDREW CANULETTE| Special to The Advocate Aug. 09, 2014 Comments Since he was killed in Afghanistan 18 months ago, the ashes of Marine Sgt. Michael Guillory have remained at his mother Gina’s Pearl River home. With the opening of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, that will soon change. Guillory’s remains will be the first to be interred at the new burial ground, which had a grand opening ceremony Thursday. The event, which attracted hundreds of veterans and family members to the cemetery, was “bittersweet,” Gina Guillory said.