Veterans Memorial


The Concept:

  • To acknowledge and recognize all military personnel
  • To honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country
  • To create a park -  a quiet place unto itself; a place of education; a place of hope; a place of peace, serenity and beauty; a place for all of us.

Pat Mason-Guillory, Project Chairman 337.948.3657, ext. 264 337.948.8093

Jerome Gaudet, Project Architect 337.945.4833

The St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial is located on a beautiful 2.5 acre tract of land at 5348 LA Hwy 182, just south of Opelousas. This property was doanted for the Memorial by Opelousas businessman and entrepreneur, Bobby Dupre.

The Bronze Statue:
The focal point of the memorial, placed on it's top, is a beautiful bronze statue of a kneeling soldier in World War II uniform with a M-1 rifle. This statue was donated by Keith and Ginger Myers and Family.

The Walkway of Remembrance:
Engraved bricks form a walkway in remembrance of all military personnel from St. Landry Parish. The walkway is flanked by the POW/MIA flag, the Louisiana State Flag and the St. Landry Parish flag. The flag of the United States is located in teh center of the Walkway of Remembrance.

Civilian / Non-Military Walkways:
There are two engraved brick walkways that extend on the right and left of the main walkway. The bricks for these walkways were purchased by individuals showing the support by civilian / non-military individuals. These walkways will be symbols to future generations of the commitment and dedication of all supporters.

The Sponsorship Wall:
These walls are placed at the entrance of the Memorial leading to the "Walkway of Remembrance." The names of the contributors are inscribed on a bronze inlay plaque in recognition of their ourstanding support of the St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial.

Supporters can purchase an Engraved Brick for $50.00. Please contact Ms. Pat Mason Guillory, Project Chairman 337.948.3657, ext. 264 337.948.8093.

Donor Package: Bronze Inlay on Memorial Sponsor Wall with Name and/or Business Logo

  • $25,000.00 - (5 Stars)
  • $15,000.00 - (4 Stars)
  • $10,000.00 - (3 Stars)
  •   $5,000.00 - (2 Stars)
  •   $2,500.00 - (1 Star)
  •   $1,000.00 - Patron

A donation in any amount is greatly appreciated!