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.
Thank you to all the men and women who serve in our armed forces, both past and present, at home and abroad. With special reverence to those who have sacrificed their lives in order to give us our freedom.
This picture is just a glimpse into the military cemetery in St. Bernard Parish. The Chalmette National Cemetery is located on the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. This unknown soldier of the War of 1812 is the only known burial at the cemetery of someone who was present and fought in the Battle of New Orleans.