FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2014
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Help on Way for Acadiana Veterans

NEW IBERIA, LA – NEW IBERIA, LA – Acadiana veterans will get transportation assistance to the Alexandria VA health clinic, thanks to a donation made by former U.S. Representative Jeff Landry and supporting local businesses.

Landry will present a check tonight to the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 182 for the purchase of a new van to service the needs of our community’s veterans. The vehicle will transport the Honor Guard to official functions and help many of our 14,000 local veterans get to their healthcare appointments in Alexandria.

“Acadiana’s veterans put our country first, fought for our freedom, and protected our liberties. Unfortunately, they’ve had a difficult time receiving the respect and care they deserve,” said Landry. “I am proud to do what I can to help our community’s heroes get the services they need.”

“As a veteran, I have seen up close the sacrifices our men and women in the military make to serve our country. And I believe we must fulfill the commitments our nation has made to our veterans,” continued Landry. “That is why I went to work to help solve some of our Acadiana veterans’ problems.”

In addition to the van, Landry will also donate a bench dedicated to local veterans on Bouligny Plaza. Grateful members of our community are encouraged to attend the Veterans Day event, which will also feature a flyover 30 minutes before sunset by ace pilot Dick Spears in a World War II Navy Stearman Trainer, beginning at 6:00 PM at 150 West Main Street in New Iberia.


Donors who contributed to the van cause include Linier Controls, Jackie Judice, John Curry, Fremin’s Metal Buildings, M.A. Patout and Son, Barry Naquin, Iberia Aggregates, Juan Segura Farms, Sweet Interiors, Ricky Gonsonlin Farms, Miguez Oil, Cargill Salt Avery Island, Joey Zagar Bayou Welding, Casey Sorrell Electric, Nathan Granger QCP, Teche Home Builders, Laris Insurance, Delcambre Boat Parade, and Cajun Building Systems.

Posted on November 11, 2014 .