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Veteran's Day Memorial Service 2016.

On Friday, November 11, 2016, at City Hall, we held a special Veterans Day service
hosted by the Town of Vinton Mayor's Armed Forces Committee. 
Above are photos taken at this event.


Mayor's Armed Forces Committee 2016 seeks sponsors for our
Fallen Soldiers Battle Cross Memorial in front of Vinton City Hall.

Monument 2016

For a donation of $100, any active military personnel or veteran can have their name inscribed on the Donor Plaque.  You may also have the name of a loved one who served inscribed on the plaque at the Memorial.  We require the full name of the Veteran and their branch of service.  Organizations and individuals can have their name inscribed on the sponsor's stone for a $500 fee.

Individuals wishing to donate and have their name inscribed on the sponsor's stone for a fee of $500 DO NOT have to have served in the military.  Also, please note that any veteran is eligible to have his or her name inscribed on the plaque.  They do not have to be a past or present resident of Vinton, LA.

All checks should be made out to "Vinton Mayor's Armed Forces Committee".  Please specify the full name you wish to inscribe.  Submit the name and branch of service spelled out correctly in writing and attach it to your check.

Corrections cannot be made after the name is inscribed on the monument!

Checks and information on your veteran can be mailed to: J. D. Malone, 2571 Big Woods/Edgerly Road, Vinton, LA  70668.

For further information or questions, please contact J.D. Malone at 337-515-9468 or Houston Fruge at 337-540-1589.

All name submitted and paid for will be inscribed once a year in the month of January.  Requests and money should be submitted by December 1st of each year.


City Hall Memorial Day Service – Monday, May 30, 2016
Hosted by the Mayor's Armed Forces Committee

On Monday morning, at City Hall, we had a special Memorial Day service
hosted by the Town of Vinton Mayor's Armed Forces Committee. 
Attached are a few photos I took at the event.

Click to View Veteran's Memorial 2014

On Veteran's Day 2014, the Town of Vinton, with VFW Post 9854, dedicated a Fallen Soldier Battle Cross Memorial honoring the memory contributions, and sacrifices of those who served their country in the armed forces.
The memorial is placed in front of City Hall.


American Legion Post 208, VFW Post 9854 and Ladies Auxiliary groups held a special service Feb 7th, 2009 as Memorial for the Four Chaplains    Houston Fruge. Jr, Photos.

Veterans 2008

Local Veterans Present New POW Flag & Military Challenge Coins
to Vinton in November 2008.

John Hennen Military Funeral and Tribute
click here



Commander Buford Turner of the American Legion Post 208
submitted this poem in Support of Our Troops.

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb his fleece was white as snow
 And everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go

 He followed her to school each day twasn't even in the rule
 He made the children laugh and play to have a lamb at school

 And then the rules all changed one day illegal it became
 To bring the Lamb of God to school or even speak his name

 Everyday got worse and worse and days turned into years
 Instead of hearing children laugh we heard sounds of guns and tears

 What must we do to stop the crime that's in our schools today?
Let's let the lamb come back to school and teach our kids to pray!

( Author Unknown)


Here the American Legion presents new flags to the Mayor and Fire Chief.  How great since it was Flag Day.  Those in the picture below are  Commander Buford Turner, mayor David Riggins, Public Works Superintendent Terry Vice, Fire Chief Jerry Merchant, Fred Dayley and Lawernce Buxbaum.





Our 2005 Christmas Parade had a great showing of active military, hurricane relief soldiers and national guard troops on hand to be honored and cheered. 
L to R front row Allen Malone, Buford Turner, LawerenceBuxbaum, Back row Bill Newman, Chief of Police Billy Vice, Officer Jason Mcgee, State Represented Ronnie Johns, Senator James David Cain, Fred Dayley and Mayor David Riggins.

These are pictures from the newly renamed stretch of highway formerly called Hwy 90 now recently renamed Veterans Memorial Highway. The American Legion Post 208 and The VFW Post 9854 Veterans of War asked Mayor David Riggins what they could do to accomplish this. Mayor Riggins contacted Senator James David Cain and Representative Ronnie Johns and as a combined effort they were able to accomplish this memorial for the Veterans in our community.

Unveiling of new Veteran's Memorial Highway sign

We support our home town area armed service personnel
where ever they may be stationed and
thank them for their service to our country.

We pray they remain safe and
will return to Vinton as
quickly as their tour of duty permits. 

We stand ready to welcome
each one of them personally home.


Please send us your service pictures and notes
for display here to Becky Johnson,


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