Today is Memorial Day and across the country Americans are remembering and honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Here in Acadiana, there are a number of events observing Memorial Day that residents are invited to attend.
Some of the day’s events begin this morning at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette.
Their Annual Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. and will feature a service in the Veteran’s Section of the Fountain Memorial Cemetery featuring Veteran Honor Guards, a speaker and patriotic musical selections.
The public is invited to attend and a reception will follow the service.
Also in Lafayette, the American Legion Post 504 will host their Zydeco Breakfast for the Braves beginning at 7:00 a.m.
That is located in the 600 Block of Clifford Road.
The event runs until 11:00 a.m.
A few short hours later, the Breaux Bridge American Legion Post 133 will hold their Memorial Day Ceremony at the Breaux Bridge War Memorial Monument.
That is located at Veterans Park on Berard Street.
The service begins at 11:00 a.m. and there will be a reception following that service.
And tonight in New Iberia, the city will be hosting their Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Bouligny Plaza.
That’s located on Main Street in Downtown New Iberia.
The program begins at 6:00 p.m.