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11-9 3:45pm Spud talks to Jay Dardenne

Nov 9, 2012|

Spud talks to Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne about events tomorrow honoring our nation's veterans

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Joining me right now lieutenant governor of the great state of Louisiana. Well aside those France -- Belgium were were very excited to have Louisiana insisting they've their very anxious to. Do business here that is at least you know very encouraging with some great meetings with businesses. And Gloria presence in Louisiana and -- Abacha tourism folks who were planning a tour groups coming to visit Louisiana and not to mention are hesitant to Normandy and it resulted in this dog tag. Tell tell me about how that happened I mean you were there and somebody came up to you. Knows it was actually pretty fascinating that this guy who just can't -- Metal detector album on some area near Normandy beaches. Found this dog tag was under about Catholic Church seven inches of shall oil. And the fact -- he he was determined to return it to Louisiana which was great because it kept any contacted go to jail. And -- filled out all the millions in talking about it that the timing was was almost you know almost providential you know. You know I'm going the other two weeks in Europe about Michael got in addition. So anyway that we made arrangements with the museum at Normandy to to meet with the gentleman -- -- laurel media -- He showed up one when I was mayor with a very nice formal ceremony presented -- -- do with the understanding would be brought back and get into -- -- -- too -- for permanent display what what became even more fascinating. If they belong to a gentleman named John Mack -- an African American English part of the red ball express which was the supply. Units. They delivered. Ammunitions for the triple to the troops as they do away from Normandy to into Europe and. It turned out that John Mack worked for Mike Foster local before he went into the service and when he came back from war. He actually worked for governor Foster some -- all kind of ironic connections here and now we we tracked down do a lot of diligent work that. Must have kept it very much you just kind of directive we felt his relatives in weeks. We're gonna make arrangements to meet with them they'll be there more of this presentation -- nobody knows what happened to. Called in to lose his style he was not wounded in the war he obviously came afterward it's a fascinating story. -- as it is fast and this can be tomorrow I mean the parades tomorrow but yeah ceremonies to mark Williamson and broke when when is -- gonna happen at the World War II because I got rehearsal all day tomorrow but I'm at the CAC some try to figure out front and walked over the last almost. It is scheduled to be gorgeous they are obviously it will was started 10 o'clock at -- at veterans memorial square in Metairie. A link to read that that the wall that's been constructed there will be fly over from the Louisiana National Guard wanted to ninth -- warnings. That is part of that ceremony and then. -- -- dog tag press conference will take place it is 2 o'clock at the building where we'll we'll go well this and talk about how it happened. The parade started to -- clock. But from around esplanade near the -- US man and it'll it'll wind it's way -- -- World War II museum. And which can the -- didn't -- it will be tired in the parade will be presented. When the -- stops at them get the World War II easy. And we have a gentleman named George John commission the president of the buffalo soldiers association and other interest story can know that buffalo soldiers -- African Americans soldiers units that reformed regiments were formed in the 1860s it. And then they have and had a longstanding interest in tradition in Georgia's the president association he can actually carry the dog tag in the parade in. A little present it to the -- family who presented to nick Mueller the museum and and will be swearing in ceremony for more than -- 170 military recruits take their oath of enlistment. At about 415. At the World War II museum. The parade meanwhile will continue on to the convention action network will land. Will be a party in the convention center -- -- about US. For them thousands literally thousands of veterans and active duty servicemen and women and reservists who were being honored separate we have over 12100 participants. In the parade and the will be a party reception for them at the convention center in. He is. Part of the parade is the old guard fife and drum corps. Folks who dressed in revolutionary war uniforms in the -- every presidential inaugurations since president Kennedy in 61 cents a you know we just well. Around it's really cool to Amin welcome we went to we went to Colonial Williamsburg on a vacation of I don't know since the storm. And and we got to see them parade there to -- in Somalia itself so that. Just that little part of it is going to be incredibly cool but the rest of the whole parade and -- Monterrey and the handing over this dog I mean it's going to be a very special -- Is it just salute a veteran obviously it will have military bands from Marine Corps and the army navy in the air force as well as participants from merchant Marines the Coast Guard and literally more than 12100 veterans and servicemen. Part of the parade is to be a wonderful patriotic day on. Beautiful thing in the world to salute veterans and also to commemorate about and to. This is replicated on the parade that took place in New Orleans in 1912 to celebrate the Simpson's. Of Louisiana so it's a little bit of book. History being as. RJ I appreciate admit we're looking forward to an agreement with the unit -- expert.

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