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In honor of Memorial Day, don't miss this post on visiting the Chalmette National Cemetery. #crescentcitydarling

The Acadiana flag in Girard Park,Lafayette. Three silver fleurs de lis on a blue field represent the French origin of the Acadians. The gold star represents "Our Lady of the Assumption," Patroness of the Acadians. When the Acadians arrived in Louisiana, it was under Spanish rule. A portion of the flag pays homage to Spain with a gold tower on a red field representing the Old Arms of Castille.

Chalmette National Cemetery, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, near New Orleans, Louisiana - The national cemetery holds the remains of Union soldiers from the Civil War, and United States soldiers from the Spanish-American, and First and Second World wars, and Vietnam war.

Chalmette National Cemetery (1864), Jean Lafitte National History Park and Preserve. That industrial hulk in the background is the Domino Sugar Refinery along the Mississippi river in Chalmette.