Monuments for service men and women throughout NOLA’s landscape

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WGNO)-  In the past year, our city has seen it’s share of debate about monuments but among the memorials we all agree should remain are those dedicated to the brave men and women who have fought for our country.

There are also a host of books on our monuments like this one from local author Kevin J. Bozant.

Across the metro area we can pay tribute on this Memorial Day.  The Great War Victory Arch in the Bywater is a tribute to the soldiers from the 9th Ward that fought and died in WWI.

WWI Memorial on Bonnabel Blvd. in Metairie, La.
WWI Memorial on Bonnabel Blvd. – Metairie, La.

Another WWI monument stands on Bonnabel in Metairie. And the elaborate and beautiful Korean War Monument stands proud on Vets and Causeway

Korean War Memorial- Veterans Memorial Blvd. at Causeway Blvd. Metairie, La.
Korean War Memorial- Veterans Memorial Blvd. at Causeway Blvd. Metairie, La.

Both American and Vietnamese soldiers are paid tribute at the  Vietnam War Memorial on the edge of downtown with inscriptions written in both English and Vietnamese

Vietnam War Memorial- Basin St. New Orleans, La.
Vietnam War Memorial- Basin St. New Orleans, La.

That’s only a few of the many, and we have a host of opportunities to pay tribute on this Memorial Day!

You can find more monuments here.

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