Natchitoches’ Gordon Peters Post 10 of the American Legion recognized 4 area young people and 2 adults for their accomplishments Tuesday, June 5th. Erica Hubbs received a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Legion Auxiliary. Madison Menou was awarded the “Children of Warriors” scholarship . Her grandfather, Mike Menou, served in the Korean War. Matthew Roquemore was recognized for 4 years of membership in the Sons of the American Legion while Ashton Berhendsen was recognized for 5 years of membership. Each of these 4 young men and women are alumni of Louisiana Boy’s & Girl’s State held at NSU. Miss Menou and Miss Hubbs will return this summer as counselors for Girl’s State.
Mr. James C. Gay, a fixture of his Legion Post, church and community, was accompanied by his wife of over 50 years, Vialeen, as he was awarded the Helping Hands Medal by the American Legion Auxiliary. Mr. Gay served in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. Vietnam veteran Robert Gillan was presented the Silver Star Award by the American Legion Auxiliary.
In other business, the Post thanked fellow Legionnaire E.J. (Red) Laspeyrouse for his donation of a sound system. Local artist and longtime educator, Jean O’Brien, donated a painting “Some Gave All” to the Post for display in the building. Lastly, the Post officers for the upcoming year were sworn in.