PCGH's Campus Being Considered for Veterans Monument
Pointe Coupee General Hospital and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury have approved a portion of the hospital grounds for the American Legion to construct a veterans monument. The monument will be paid for by the donations received from the sale of bricks or from personal donations.
This monument is limited to any veteran that has served or is still serving and can be "In honor of” or "In memory of” a veteran in either war time, peace time, or the Cold War or any veterans organization supporting our veterans.
It will have granite stones supporting the Army, the Navy, the Marines, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. Flags for each branch of service and the POW/MIA will be displayed as well as the American Flag.
The American Legion Post from Hunter-Fabre Post 248 in New Roads, Doucet-Lewis-Miles-Reno Smith Post 301 in Fordoche, John C. Aguillard Post 560 in New Roads, and Woolfolk-Baker Post 580 in Maringouin will be the contact Posts in Pointe Coupee to obtain additional information about the Monumental Park.
An estimated 1,000 bricks must be sold before construction can be started. If that number can’t be reached, any money received will be refunded back to the originator of the check received. No time limit has been set, however the American Legion is hoping to commence building the monument within a year.
To participate, fill out the brick order form or contact one of the following: