The Veterans Memorial Plaza is for the edification and education of students of Livingston Parish Schools; to memorialize the commitment and sacrifice by Veterans through their military service: and to insure that future generations understand, appreciate and remember the price paid by Veterans to preserve democracy and freedom. The Veterans Memorial Plaza Committee and the Livingston Parish School Board have a common goal and desire to join together to establish, construct and operate a memorial to all of our Veterans.
“God Help us, Less We Forget”
A Veterans Memorial Plaza (the “Plaza”) will be constructed on theAlbany High School Campus in Albany, Louisiana.
The Plaza will be constructed in four distinct and separate phases. The first phase will consist of five brick walls with the names of participating Veterans (living or deceased), each Name, Rank, Branch of Service, War or Years served scored upon a brick and mounted on one of the five walls forming the Plaza. The Plaza will include a main flagpole 80 feet tall with a 20’ x 30’ flag at the center of the plaza exhibiting the flag of the United States of America, and surrounded by ten (10) 40’ flag poles representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, POW/MIA FLAG, Louisiana State Flag, The AMVETS and American Legion.
The second phase will include the six (6) walls constructed behind the Flag display. Also the project will include a permanent Livingston Parish Veterans Memorial Plaza Web Site. The web site will include information about the Plaza, special events, school functions, veteran information and functions. The site will include a list of all veterans on the name walls, by click on his or her name you will read about their service-related experiences, where station, what ship serve on, campaigns fought-in, (when & where), decorations or medals, etc..) POW, or what ever service experiences you wish to share with us. We would like to preserve our History, Etc…
The third phase of the project will consist of the construction of an outdoor classroom adjacent to the Plaza. The classroom will be a roofed, open air classroom constructed upon a permanent slab, measuring approximately 20 feet by 20 feet, although the dimensions may vary depending upon available funding and further development by the parties and their design professional.
The fourth phase of the project will be the purchase and erection of a permanent stature appropriate to the purpose of the memorial and the education of high school students. The design and construction of the statue will depend upon available funding and further development by the parties.
For any donations or questions contact:
The Veterans Memorial Plaza Fund:
P.O. Box 1000,
Albany, La. 70711 ph 225-567-1101
Albany Town hall or 225-567-9486 home.
Check payable to:
Albany High School, Veterans Memorial Plaza Fund
P.O. Box 1090,
Albany, La. 70711 or ph. 225-567-9319