Battle Weary honors local veterans in Monroe

Published: Jul. 10, 2021 at 7:08 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Local organizations gathered for Battle Weary to honor our veterans at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum.

All proceeds will benefit our local Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. The CMVA helps purchase wheelchairs and wheelchair batteries for local veterans.

The event is about supporting all veterans and celebrating the life of local veteran John McCarter who passed away 58 days before his 100th birthday.

The day started with a motorcycle ride-in by the Combat Veterans Association.

Later on, Congressman Julia Letlow, Monroe mayor Friday Ellis and former senator Mike Walsworth spoke to the crowd.

Two Warriors Meadery hosted the event, and they have a special connection to the cause.

“Myself and my partner are both disabled vets. Our business Two Warriors Meadery, which we’re actually building right now, a portion of everything we do goes to help veterans here locally in this community. And so that’s all that is really our mission is to make a great product first, using local Louisiana products and helping local Louisiana veterans,” Two Warriors Meadery co-owner Cameron Myers said.

“They wanted to do this for two veteran-operated organizations, and I think that’s very special. It shows our soldiers serving each other, and there’s such a brotherhood in the military that I think people don’t always appreciate. We get to experience it out here, and we just appreciate everybody they came out and were a part of it,” Chennault Aviation and Military Museum president Nell Calloway said.

After fire damage in March, Two Warriors Meadery’s old site is being demolished. The co-owners bought the land next door. They are going to rebuild the meadery sometime around the end of the year or the beginning of 2022.

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