Veterans Park in Lafayette has a new entranceway.
Parish Proud, Acadiana Veteran Alliance, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Parks Art Recreation and Culture, and Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory were on hand recently to celebrate the unveiling of a new sign at Veterans Park located at 200 Feu Follet Road.
The new entranceway was made possible through the leadership of Andrew Ward, Founder and CEO of Acadiana Veterans Alliance in conjunction with Pixus. Ward was inspired to get a new sign made and placed at the park after he — along with 40 veterans from various organizations — took part in a Parish Proud Placemaking event hosted at the park in early June.
“Acadiana Veteran Alliance is proud to play a small but meaningful part in reviving our Veteran’s Park in Lafayette,” Ward said in a statement. “Through the team efforts of Parish Proud, LCG, and Pixus, we were able to transform the gateway to the park with a brand-new monument sign that will last for decades.”
The updated sign honors those who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces. The new sign will represent veterans in a more meaningful and lasting way. The sign also signifies the transformative power of collaboration between government, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and individual citizens.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory said, “When government and community organizations work hand-in-hand, we not only amplify the impact but also foster a sense of unity. Through collaboration, we unlock a world of possibilities – opportunities to pool resources, knowledge, and expertise for the greater good.”