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Memorial Day events scheduled for Baton Rouge area


Several services to remember and honor the men and women of the armed forces who lost their lives in service to our country are scheduled on Memorial Day.

USS Kidd museum director Maury Drummond is hosting a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the decommissioned US Navy destroyer. Former Congressman Hensen Moore, who played a large part in getting the USS Kidd to Baton Rouge, will be the guest speaker.

Also at 11 a.m., American Legion post 502 will conduct the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Port Hudson National Cemetery.

Another event at 11 a.m. will be held at Veterans Memorial Park in Gonzales.

A Memorial Day ceremony at Baton Rouge National Cemetery on North 19th Street is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Then at 7 p.m., the Baton Rouge Concert Band will perform on the steps of the Louisiana Capitol.

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