Veterans day 2012 events

THURSDAY

Lafayette Parish

11 A.M: The Carencro Community Center will honor veterans at 5115 N. University Ave. (337) 896-6323.

FRIDAY

West Feliciana Parish

9 A.M.: West Feliciana High School auditorium, U.S. 61 at Bains Road.

3 P.M.: The Louisiana Veterans Foundation annual LA Vets Fest at the West Feliciana Parish Sports Park, 10226 West Feliciana Parkway, St. Francisville. (225) 721-0885.

East Feliciana Parish

10 A.M.: Louisiana War Veterans Home, 4739 La. 10, Jackson. Picnic lunch and music to follow Veterans Day program.

10 A.M.: Veterans Day memorial service, Hillcrest Cemetery in Norwood, presented by the Feliciana chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

East Baton Rouge Parish

9 A.M.: Northeast High School, 13700 Pride-Port Hudson Road.

6:30 p.m.: Central Masonic Lodge No. 442 will be recognizing area veterans with a meal and program.

SATURDAY

East Baton Rouge Parish

9 A.M.: LSU Salutes program at the LSU War Memorial. Twelve LSU alumni will be inducted into LSU’s military Hall of Honor. Military parade, static displays, a wreath-laying ceremony and a 21-gun salute.

11 A.M.: USS Kidd Veterans Day ceremonies in the House Chambers of Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. Speakers will include Mayor-President Kip Holden and Vietnam Army veteran and Silver Star recipient Joe Nathan Jenkins. (225) 342-1942.

Livingston Parish

10 A.M.: Walker is hosting the Livingston Parish Veterans Day Celebration featuring a parade, a fly-over by a Marine Corps jet, a ceremony honoring residents of Louisiana’s Veterans Homes, and more. Visit www.walker.la.us/Veterans.html.

West Feliciana Parish

10 A.M.: The Louisiana Veterans Foundation will be hosting its annual LA Vets Fest at the West Feliciana Parish Sports Park, 10226 West Feliciana Parkway, in St. Francisville. Music, food, a silent and live auction and a National Guard flyover. (225) 721-0885.

Lafayette Parish

10 A.M.: The VVA Acadiana Chapter will sponsor Veterans Day at the Lafayette Fire Department Training Station, 300 North Dugas Road, Lafayette.

SUNDAY

East Feliciana Parish

9 A.M.: Veterans Day memorial service, Dawson Cemetery, Jackson, presented by the Alexander Stirling chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

11 A.M.: East Feliciana and The Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution will have a special service at local cemeteries to recognize deceased veterans.

2 P.M.: Memorial service for veterans buried in the town of Jackson cemetery, sponsored by the Alexander Stirling chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

2 P.M.: Masonic Cemetery, Clinton, memorial service for veterans, sponsored by the Alexander Stirling chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

2 P.M.: Redwood Cemetery, Slaughter, memorial services for veterans buried in Redwood and Feliciana cemeteries. Sponsored by the Alexander Stirling chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

East Baton Rouge Parish

10 A.M.: Veterans Mass at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1440 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs.

2 P.M.: Baker Veterans Day program, Veterans Plaza, Baker City Park, 3325 Groom Road.

2 P.M.: Raising of historic flags to salute veterans, Train Depot museum, Main Street, Zachary.

2 P.M.: The Zachary Historic Association Veterans Day program at 4525 Main St. across from the Zachary Fire Department. (225) 654-1912.

Ascension Parish

11 a.m. The Ascension Parish Veterans Park Committee will be holding a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park, 612 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, followed by a parade that begins at 2 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 12

East Baton Rouge Parish

7:30 A.M.: Veterans Day Flag Raising, Bank of Zachary, 4743 Main St., with participation by Zachary High School students.

10:45 A.M.: Residents of St. James Place at 333 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, will be honoring their own veteran residents.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Lafayette Parish

6 P.M.: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be holding its Military Appreciation Day in conjunction with the Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football game. (337) 482-5814.