John Warner Smith is the second University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate in a row designated Louisiana Poet Laureate.
Edith Garland Dupre' Library at UL Lafayette is currently hosting an exhibit entitled “Presenting and Preserving the Memories of Veterans.”
The exhibit highlights United States veterans' war experiences from World War I to the present Iraq war. Books, photographs, military uniforms and equipment and other memorabilia are on display in cases on the first floor of the library. The exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing during regular library hours until Dec. 17, 2005.
In conjunction with the display, a panel discussion featuring approximately 10 veterans from various wars, ranging from World War I to the present Iraq war will take place on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Louisiana Room on the third floor. These local veterans from Lafayette and surrounding parishes will share their military experiences during the discussion.
The program is open to the public and people of all ages are invited to attend, admission is free.