Veterans memorial underway in Broussard to honor local soldier who died in Afghanistan

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A new veterans memorial in Broussard will pay tribute to a local soldier who lost his life while serving for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

The Sgt. Patrick Williamson Memorial will be constructed at the center of an existing roundabout at the intersection of South Bernard Road and West Fairfield Drive in Broussard. The memorial will feature three plaques with his name, a granite American flag with a hand-sculpted rope, and five bronze emblems for each branch of the military — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

“We’re very honored to be able to memorialize a fallen soldier from Broussard whose parents still live here,” said Mayor Ray Bourque. “We’re interested in beautifying Broussard, and this kind of project takes that to another level. It’s not just beautiful, but it’s deeply meaningful to our community.”

View the full article at The Advocate.