To acknowledge and recognize all military personnel; to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country; and to create a quiet place unto itself, a place of education, a place of hope, a place of peace, serenity and beauty, a place for all of us.
Established: February 17, 2004
Dedicated: September 10, 2014
Pat Mason-Guillory, Project Chairman
Jerome Gaudet, Project Architect

The Monument

The Monument is a large double pentagon with five black granite panels. The first panel has Chapter 3, Verses 1-8 from Ecclesiastes.

The Statue

Donated by Keith & Ginger Myers & family

The bronze statue is a slightly larger than life-size sculpture cast in bronze of a World War II Soldier in a kneeling position. The soldier has a M-1 Rifle in hand with his helmet on a 6-ft base.

The Honor Walk-Way

The Honor Walk-Way honors all military personnel from St. Landry Parish. It is flanked by the POW/MIA flag, the Louisiana State flag, and St. Landry Parish flag. The flag of the United States of America is located in the center of the Honor Walkway.

The St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial is located on a beautiful 2.5-acre tract of land at
5348 Highway 182 South in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Land donated by Bobby Dupre, Entrepreneur, Opelousas

Located at 5348 Highway 182 South

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