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Governor’s program honors Veterans in Reserve

RESERVE — More than 100 residents at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home in Reserve received Governor’s Louisiana Veterans Honor Medals Thursday from Col. Joey Strickland, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans Home residents line up to receive their Governor’s Medal.

The program, which had been suspended for several years, has been resumed under Gov. John Bel Edwards and will continue with monthly award ceremonies for veterans.

It seeks to honor and recognize Louisiana’s veterans who have served their country.

Baron Bunch, a member of the VFW Post 5852 in Lutcher, served as part of the flag color guard for Thursday’s ceremony.

Louisiana Governor’s Honor Medals, gold medals depicting the state of Louisiana were given to more than 100 residents at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home in Reserve Thursday. Each recipient was given a medal depicting the state of Louisiana, along with a certificate from Gov. John Bel Edwards.