LOUISIANA'S MEDAL OF HONOR PARK AND MUSEUM
(Louisiana graphic design by Doug Kidd)
THANK YOU! FOR YOUR TIME - MATERIAL - DONATION$!
FOUNDATION WORK BEGAN 2001
Barriere Const. Co Duplesis Truck Line Severn Trent (Water Line)
SEABEES BEGIN WORK JUNE 2003
SEEBEES RETURN JUNE 2004!
(CLICK ABOVE FOR PROGRESS THIS YEAR)
The Friends of Louisiana's Medal of Honor Museum and Park are proud to show the selected design for the Medal of Honor Monument in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
This monument will feature names of each recipient, organized by war, on one of five black granite-paneled star points. The American flag will fly in the middle of the star, while flags representing each branch of the armed forces will encircle it. This is just the first phase of the Medal of Honor Park construction.
With designs for this first phase of the project complete, the park's organizing committee will now set its sights on raising $500,000 needed to complete the initial construction, set to begin in June - September 2003.
"We hope to get people out there excited about this and get behind us," said the treasurer for the committee, Murray Naquin. LMOHPARK also said anyone interested in contributing to the Medal of Honor Park or looking for additional information may email him by clicking on his name above or contact him at:
HERE IS THE DESIGN
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: MR. JODY COYNE
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES: SCAIRONO MARTINEZ ARCHITECTS, APAC
HERE IS AN OVER HEAD VIEW OF THE 30 ACRE PARK TO BE DEVELOPED IN THE PHASES TO COME
THE SEABEES AT WORK JUNE 2003
FIRST DAY OF PLANNING THE SITE AND SEABEE FLAG
SHELTER FROM LOUISIANA HEAT SHELTER FROM LOUISIANA RAIN
SEABEES WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT RAIN CAUSES USE OF MAT
STAR POINTS FORMED COMPLETING THE FORMS
PLACING COINS IN THE FORM THE FIRST POUR!
POURING THE STAR POINTS WORK ON MORE STAR POINTS
THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 15 SEABEES WHO POURED 80 YARDS OF CEMENT IN ABOUT 8 HOURS. YOU COULD HEAR THE BUZZING A BLOCK AWAY! THEY REALLY WORKED THEIR STINGERS OFF!
IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE THE VISION, (1995) DREAM, PLANNING, AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM EVERYONE BEHIND THIS PROJECT FINALLY BECOMING REALITY. IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE THE DREAM BECOME REAL. SO REAL, I WAS ACTUALLY STANDING ON THE FIRST STAR POINT!!!!!! THANKS TO EVERYONE, BUT REMEMBER, THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. WE NEED MORE HELP AND MORE DONATIONS TO REALIZE THE COMPLETION OF THE PARK AND MUSEUM IN MEMORY OF ALL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS. STAY WITH US AS WE CONTINUE TO COMPLETE THIS DREAM FOR LOUISIANA! MURRAY NAQUIN
BUZZZZZZZZZZ! JULY 2003 8 HIGH!
JULY 31 2003 JULY 31 2003
SLUG EVERYBODY WORKS
DOORS ARE IN LUNCH BREAK
PHOTO OP BACK AT IT!
THE SEABEE'S WORK ALMOST COMPLETE!
Click for larger view!
THE END OF PHASE ONE IS ALMOST COMPLETE
ONLY THE ROOF PLACEMENT REMAINS
THE LAST ANGLE DOORS SET THE LAST POUR BEFORE ROOF ARRIVES
TIME TAKEN TO HONOR THOSE WHO DIED ON 9-11
THE PIECE EVERYONE WAS LOOKING FOR ON THE FIRST DAY!
ROOF COMPLETE----PHASE 2 BEGINS----THE BLACK GRANITE THAT WILL LIST THE RECIPIENTS
SITE INSPECTION BY REAR ADMIRAL JAMES WALLEY/
CAPT. STAN HUDSON, NAS-JRB
MEDAL of HONOR RECIPIENT
MAJOR GENERAL JAMES LIVINGSTON
Returns (September 8, 2003) to review LOUISIANA'S MEDAL OF HONOR PARK AND MUSEUM accomplishments after his first visit for the site dedication in October 1999. Takes time to visit with the Seabees.
(Revisit that dedication day)
MOH RECIPIENT MAJOR GENERAL JAMES LIVINGSTON VISIT SEABEES
Updated December 17, 2009