Remember Our Fallen Service Members This Memorial Day

For many, the Memorial Day holiday marks the beginning of summer.  Families and friends often gather on this day and enjoy different activities.  Sheriff Russell and Deputies would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. Remember that this is one of the busiest holidays for travel. Wear your seat belt, be patient with traffic and do not drink alcohol and drive.

The purpose of this day of recognition is much more significant than summer celebration however.  Sheriff Russell would like to remind everyone of the real meaning of this important holiday.  “Memorial Day is a time we honor the lives, courage and legacy of fallen service members who gave their lives for this great country to preserve our freedom.  For these service members, and their families, today is their day.  May we all take time to remember and honor them accordingly,” said Sheriff Russell.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office