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Dedication ceremony set for Opelousas Veterans Memorial

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The long-awaited St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial will hold its formal dedication ceremony Wednesday.

The project, located on Louisiana Highway 182 south of Opelousas, has been in the works for 10 years

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An East Texas American Legion Post Helps a Disabled Veteran

An East Texas American Legion Post is doing their best to help a disabled veteran get a new home, and you have the chance to help in the effort next weekend, just by showing up and having some fun.

On Saturday, June 22, the American Legion Riders Post 134 in Crockett will host their First Annual Bike Show and Poker Run.

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East Texans Honor Veterans This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is usually a day to relax at the lake, fire up the grill, or take in a baseball game.

But it's more than a day off.  While we're enjoying the festivities, it's important to remember why we're not at work.  To take time to honor military veterans!

A group gathered in Lufkin Saturday at the Garden of Memories cemetery to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and if you were there you probably saw the multitude of flags.  

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Lufkin Area Veterans Get a Boost From Today’s Job Fair

The stats can be pretty alarming. The unemployment rate in the US is 7.9 percent, but among Veterans that number can be as high as 19 percent!

It’s not easy for military members to wrap up a tour of duty and then find work right away. The transition to civilian life can be tough.

There’s a job fair today that has the goal of connecting Veterans with employers, and placing them in the right work environment. It's at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center.

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