$1.5 MILLION AWARD-WINNING VETERANS MEMORIAL –
A BEACON OF HONOR AND SACRIFICE FOR IBERVILLE VETERANS
Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso, Jr. has long respected and admired the service and sacrifice of our country’s veterans. After he was elected Parish President, he committed to doing more to honor local veterans. Through his leadership, the support of the Iberville Parish Council, and a generous donation of $300,000 by The Dow Chemical Co., the parish constructed one of the most beautiful veteran's memorials in all of the South.
The $1.5 million Iberville Veteran's Memorial “is Iberville’s way of saying thanks to our veterans and is a fitting tribute to those who have served our great nation,” said Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso, Jr.
The award-winning Veteran's Memorial was dedicated in grand style on Veterans Day, November 11, 2008, with a parade and performances by the 40-piece Marine Corps Reserve Band, the 156th Army Band, military color guards, an F-15 Air Force fly-over, a military equipment display and a moving ceremony. Each Veterans Day since 2008, Iberville Parish has continued the tradition of honoring veterans at the site through the Iberville’s Salute to Veterans event. The extensive activities, entertainment and a ceremony draw a crowd of over 1,000 people annually and is one of the most well attended Veterans Day ceremonies in Louisiana.