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Louisiana elected officials praise veterans

By: - November 12, 2021 9:11 am

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Here’s what Louisiana elected officials said about members of the military on Veterans Day (Nov. 11): 

“We will continue to work every single day — not just on Veterans Day, not just on Memorial Day — but every single day, to honor our veterans. That is a promise that I work diligently to uphold.” — Gov. John Bel Edwards

“Those who travelled across the oceans to preserve our freedom here at home — you’re the best of us all. To all who have worked to defend our freedom, thank you for your service.” – U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy

“Brave service members have sacrificed a lot for our freedoms, and we don’t take that for granted.” – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy 


“May God bless all those who have served, who are serving and their families.” – U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson of Shreveport

“Nothing compares to their sacrifice.” – Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser .

“We are eternally grateful to all our veterans for their courage, strength, and sacrifice in protecting our country and freedoms.” – U.S. Rep. Julia Letlow of Monroe


“THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY FELLOW VETERANS. Thank you to everyone who has worn the uniform. Freedom is never free.” – Attorney General Jeff Landry

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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is a former Louisiana Illuminator reporter. Prior to working with the Illuminator, Canicosa worked for Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon. Canicosa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.