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Opelousas Mayor Julius Alsandor signs a proclamation declaring Saturday as “Opelousas Revolutionary War Marker Dedication Day.” The Michel Prudhomme House on Prudhomme Circle will natural bodybuilder vs steroids host a gathering for an American Revolutionary War salute for the men who marched from Opelousas and Washington, La. in 1779 for Baton Rouge to support Gov. Galvez against the British. Representing the Daughters of The American Revolution along with Alsandor in the photo are Jo Ann Caillouet and Carolyn Jarrell. James Douget and Etha Amiling are representing the Prudhomme Home.

Representatives from the DAR and the Sons of The American Revolution will leave the Prudhomme Home around 1 p.m. Saturday and march to the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery to dedicate a marker that will be placed there to commemorate the graves of the men from the militia who are buried at the cemetery.

A similar ceremony by the DAR and SAR will take place at the Yellow Fever Cemetery in Washington starting at 10 a.m. Photo by Bobby Ardoin