If you serve this country by joining the military, you are already a hero in my book. Volunteering to put your life on the line to defend my freedom and ensure the national security my family and I enjoy is something I hold in the highest regard.  I am proud to say that Louisiana takes this just a seriously as I do because yesterday, at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City, nearly two dozen Bayou State Veterans were awarded a special armed forces medal to show the appreciation of the citizens of this great state.

The Louisiana Veterans Affairs office came up with the idea of the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal a few years ago.  If you know a citizen of Louisiana that served with the armed forces and was honorably discharged - you can nominate them by filing out this form.  You could also call the Veterans Affairs office toll-free at (877) 432-8932.

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