BATON ROUGE, LA — Tuesday, November 1, 2022 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome proclaimed November as Veterans’ Month in East Baton Rouge Parish in honor of the heroic men and women in our community who’ve served in the United States Armed Forces.
“This month offers all of us the opportunity to recognize the veterans in our lives, honor their sacrifices, and show appreciation for their service to our nation. Their service has granted all of us the freedom to enjoy the liberties promised to us as citizens of the United States,” said Mayor Broome.
As part of the Veteran’s Month proclamation, Mayor Broome’s Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs has partnered with community-based organizations to create the city’s very first RedStick Veterans Week, November 6-12, 2022.
Themed “Warriors of the Past to the Present”, RedStick Veterans Week will highlight veterans’ achievements, courage, and dedication, and express gratitude for their sacrifices through various community events.
Redstick Veterans Week Nov. 5-12
- Mayor’s Office Veterans Yoga: 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, USS Kidd Museum
- Prayer Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Bethany Church in Baker
- Redstick Veterans Week Kickoff: 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, Rhorer Plaza
- Yoga on the Lawn: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Capitol Park Museum
- Veterans Career/Benefits Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday,Nov. 9, The Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University
- Mayor’s Office Veterans Day Breakfast: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, River Center Library, 4th Floor. Registration: https://www.brla.gov/veteransmonth
- Mayor’s Office Fitness Rocks Event for Veterans: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Highland Road Community Park
- SU AROTC Veterans Ball: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Southern University Cotillion Ballroom
- RedStick Battle Run 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, A.W. Mumford Stadium Mayberry Field
The mission of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs is to serve as a unified group of veteran service organizations, civic associations, and the local community, who seek to promote the goals and objectives of veteran partners for the common good. Its vision is to foster and support the exchange of information and ideas among veterans organizations and promote opportunities for community engagement addressing issues related to veteran personnel of all services in East Baton Rouge Parish and the City of Baton Rouge.