USS Kidd Veterans Museum hosts Veterans Day ceremony at Old State Capitol

Published: Nov. 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 11, 2014 at 2:12 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The nation is taking time out Tuesday to honor the men and women of the armed services.

The USS Kidd Veterans Museum will host a Veterans Day ceremony at the Old State Capitol to honor the men and women of the military.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Governor Bobby Jindal issued a Veterans Day statement to honor and thank veterans for their service.

"Today as we honor our veterans for their heroic service to our nation, we must remember that we don't have to wait until Veterans Day to honor and thank a veteran. Every day should be Veterans Day here in America. That's because every day we are able to walk in freedom because of the courageous service of these military men and women. Every day we enjoy liberty and the ability to pursue the American Dream because of those who fought tirelessly before us to protect and preserve the values that our Founding Fathers fought for - and for that we are eternally grateful. To all of our veterans, we thank you today and every day for fighting so that we may be free. Your tireless service on behalf of Americans and our great country will never be forgotten."

The keynote speaker at the ceremony will be Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis, adjunct general of the Louisiana National Guard.

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