On October 15, 1999 the future home of Louisiana's Medal of Honor Park and Museum was dedicated with the signing of the lease to transfer 31 acres from parish government to a nonprofit group called "Friends of the Louisiana Medal of Honor Park and Museum."

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The Dedication Program

President of Plaquemines Parish, Benny Rousselle signs the land transfer as Murray Naquin, treasurer, accepts the official transfer of the land for the park and museum. Murray sees the fruits of the group's hard labor coming to reality. The group's vision for the Louisiana Medal of Honor Park and Museum will soon become a reality.

Murray Naquin shares a minute with Ed Theriot


Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James Livingston thanks the Plaquemines Parish officials for their commitment and hard work in bringing  this project to completion to Honor the thousands who gave unselfishly of themselves for their country. Now the $5 million dollar complex can begin!

Take a minute to read about this hero! (Click on his picture)

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          The day of the Dedication                   The Rock flag - A labor of Love                         For Those Who Gave Everything

The rock flag is 13' X 26'. There are 150 bags of chipped marble used in construction. 1 X 4 boards are used to separate the stripes. The red stripes were painted after all of the rocks were poured into the frame. The stripes are 1' wide. The blue field is made 1' X 1' garden pavers and there are 56 pavers. The field is 8' wide and 7' from top to bottom. The stars are about 6" in size. The whole project was done by hand, and took Murray about 1 year to complete. Is that a labor of love, or is that a labor of love for his country? God bless you Murray, God bless America!






Webmaster JohnCollignon

Updated June 6, 2008