On November 11, 2016, The Daughters of the British Empire in conjunction with the Denis De La Ronde Preservation Corporation honored Veterans from both the United States and Great Britain for their sacrifices in the quest for freedom. Two ceremonies were held.
At Chalmette Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Jane Caruso welcomed the group and noted that a two years ago, she learned that the remains of a Canadian airman, Watson G. Jones (1941) and an English sailor (1943) are buried at the location. Each year on Veterans Day (Armistice Day in Europe), the graves are recognized with Poppy Crosses laid by Deputy Superintendent of the Jean LaFitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Father Stepen Craft of St. Phillips Episcopal Church, Gretna, La gave the invocation. Hazel Turlington of the The Daughters of the British Empire told the story of the Poppy and its significance and read the poem In Flanders Field by Colonel James McCrae. Poppy crosses were then placed in front of each of the memorial stones by Winona Aguzin-Gibbs of The Daughters of the British Empire in Louisiana and Deputy Superintendent, Jean LaFitte National Historical Park and Preserve.