St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH- The 12th Annual St. John the Baptist Parish Veteran’s Luncheon will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at REGALA Gym located at 200 Regala Park Road in Reserve. St. John has honored its local military members in the past by showing a video adorned with pictures of fallen service members. This tradition will be shown at the luncheon, live on the Independence Day broadcast and on St. John’s website and Facebook page.

Residents are asked to assist with the video by submitting photos of local veterans and service members.

  • Photos in military uniforms are requested. Black and white and color photos will also be accepted, but high resolution digital files are preferred.
  • Original photos will also be accepted, but will become the property of St. John the Baptist Parish.
  • Please include the veteran’s name, rank and branch of the service with the photo, as well as the contact information and name of the family member submitting the photo.
  • If a photo was submitted in the last three years, it is not necessary to submit a new photo.
  • The deadline to submit pictures is Friday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m. Photos can either be emailed to the Communications Department at or mailed to St. John Communications Department Attn: Veterans Tribute, 1801 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace, LA 70068.

The 17th Annual Independence Day Celebration and firework show will take place on the evening of Monday, July 3 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1550 Highway 44, Reserve, LA and the St. John Courthouse, 2393 Louisiana 18, Edgard, LA. The celebration will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the live broadcast will air at 7:00 p.m. The firework show will begin at 9:00 p.m. The East and West Bank celebrations will be broadcasted live on the government access channel for residents to watch at home.