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JD Bank Helps Vietnam Veterans Replace Stolen Patriotic Ceremony Items

May 07, 2018 04:13PM ● By Camille Mosley
JENNINGS, La. – In February, the unthinkable happened to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058. Vandals stole the trailer where many of the veterans’ flags, banners and other valuables used for patriotic ceremonies are stored. The damaged trailer was eventually recovered by law enforcement, but the precious items used by VVA Chapter 1058 for events throughout Jeff Davis Parish, including the Fallen Warrior Ceremony, were lost forever.

“This VVA Chapter provides such a valuable service to our community, delivering gift
baskets for veterans in local nursing homes, attending funerals in uniforms and always being
there when asked. It is disgraceful what happened and JD Bank is honored to be able to replace
the stolen,” “said Boyd Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank.

JD Bank obtained a list of the stolen items from Chapter Treasurer George Conner and
delivered a check for $5,000 to replace the items. “We’re so grateful to JD Bank for stepping up
to help us,” Conner said. “Our veterans are all about continuing our public service and this made it possible for us to get back to helping our fellow veterans very quickly,” Conner added.