The history and meaning of Veterans Day...
A grateful nation honors the past and current service of the United States Military.
On this Veterans Day, Roots From the Bayou honors and remembers the service of the following Catahoula Parish soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War.
War drew us from our homeland
in the sunlit springtime of our youth
Those who did not come back alive remain
in perpetual springtime, forever young
And a part of them is with us always
|LCPL Jerry Roy Long, Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|
|PFC Budrow Bass, Jr., Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|
|SFC Howard Lee Early, Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|
|PFC Hubert Aaron Erwin, Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|
|SP4 Dave Mayes, Jr., Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|
|SGT James Hardy White, Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|
|SSGT Jimmy Ronald Walton, Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|
Photographs and remembrances can be found on the website, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Please consider donating to this fund. From their website:
"The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is committed to keeping the stories and lives of the 58,286 men and women on The Wall--as well as all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to country--alive for generations to come."