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Memorial Day: Remembering Those SLII, SLI, USL, UL Veterans Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

As you pause on Memorial Day to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that Americans may live free, please offer prayers for our university heroes: Horace Adkins, Aubrey Bacon, Edwin Dressel, Kasey Kramer, Russell Page, and Jack Voitier.

Click here for the Military Page and scroll down for each name, then click the link to their profile.

The Military Page is the most treasured page on the Athletic Network and visitors are encouraged to view the many sacrifices made by our former athletes and support groups during our country’s time of need. Their stories are very interesting and provides examples of the price which Americans must pay if the beacon for freedom is to burn brightly. Freedom has always come at a high cost.

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.[5]

Please click here for more information on Memorial Day.

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For several years, the Athletic Network has been developing a Military Page. Although it is a work in progress, there are now over 100 entries, some with photos of the veteran in military attire.  

Thousands of SLII, SLI, USL, and UL-Lafayette athletes and support group members have made and continue to make patriotic sacrifices in their unique support of freedom.

To learn who these special beacons of freedom are, please go to www.athleticnetwork.net  > Photo Gallery > Military Page.
Scroll down for such information as
Remembering the Veteran – it is the Veteran;
Links for Military and patriotic songs (with lyrics);
Listing of veterans (some with photos in military attire) with link to their profile;
Links to a wide variety of Military Links (below listing of veterans), including D-Day, Louisiana HonorAir, Memorial Day, The Military Honor of the Purple Heart, The Virtual Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the World War II Japanese Surrender Sept. 2, 1945. 
Some of the veterans listed include:
Abel, E. Glynn
Adkins, Horace
Albarado, Donald Charles, Sr.
Allen, Chuck
Alonzo, Don
Arms, John   – 

Here is the listing for the letter M.
Madere, Keller
Marcello, Lucas "Buddy"
Mays, Craig
McClelland, Merle"
McKellar, Lanrick "Prentice"
McNutt, Jim
Melancon, Ray
Milano, Mike
Moore, William
Moreau, Jim
Morgan, Norbert
Morriss, Johnny
Moulard, Ronnie
Mouton, Edward
Muth, Brady
Myrick, James

From W & Z, the following names are posted:
White, Sidney
Wimberley, Charles
Wolf, Clyde
Wolf, Dallas
Zeringue, Herman

Please honor them by visiting the Military Page.  Click here and scroll down for the listing of veterans.

Those veterans who are not listed are asked to contact the AN so their information (and military attire picture) may be included on the Military Page. 

Please honor the memory of deceased veterans and send their information to the AN at athleticnetwork@louisiana.edu   Thank you.

Peace, Dr. Ed Dugas