The main lane of the Chalmette National Cemetery is caped by the Memorial of the Grand Army of the Republic. This is one of a very few memorials of this kind in the south, since it is commemorating the sacrifice of the Union troops during the Civil War.
We want to thank our service man and women active and non-active, past and present. Their sacrifice has been the reason we can live our lives so free.
Sitting at the heart of the American front line at the Chalmette Battlefield is the grand monolithic memorial. The monument was constructed after much delay and stands today as a testament to all the men who lost their lives in saving our city. Climbing the 122 steps to the slits at the top you get a grand view over the hallowed grounds.
January 8, 1815, 200 years ago today the city and its way of life was under attack by the British Empire. With a small band of soldiers, local volunteers and a band of pirates, Jean Laffitte and Gen. Andrew Jackson saved New Orleans and the nation.