A dedication ceremony for a Memorial Wall of Honor and American flag mural that honors soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 19 at the Courthouse Square, located at 115 S. Court Street in Opelousas.
The Walking Ladies are organizing the ceremony- Friends of Main Street whose members include Cynthia Lormand, Suzi Glowacki, Cathy Hebert, Alice Morrow and Jeanine Wallace, with support from St. Landry Parish Government and Opelousas Main Street.
The St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial Committee also assisted with the Memorial Wall project, which includes the names of fallen heroes from St. Landry Parish who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the following wars: World war I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq War and Afghanistan. For the July 19 ceremony, the American Legion Post 334 of Port Barre will take part in the dedication.
The four-panel flag mural was painted by Acadiana artist, A.J. Hebert. Born in Crowley, Hebert began drawing at the young age of 2. His work includes paintings, graphite and charcoal portraits and pen and ink. Hebert says his inspiration is drawn from the art of the great masters, old and new, such as Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, J. L. David, Arvid and Norman Rockwell. Hebert currently resides in Lafayette, where he also works as Operations Manager in the family-owned business, Cajun Harley Davidson. He resides in Lafayette with his wife Christina and their two children.
The Walking Ladies invite Veterans, family members and friends to attend the July 19 dedication ceremony. For more information, contact Cynthia Lormand at 337-290-0330.