Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860's tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Port Allen Grain Elevator, would like to welcome you to our new web site.
Our web site will grow as we do. We are so excited to be in the Baton Rouge area. We are located in the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.
Our 1st truck load of Wheat from Mr. Caleb Cart
In an Instant 'Buried Alive'
2015 Saftey Day
Worldwide Safety Day March 18, 2015 "Safety Starts with ME"
Safety Starts with ME!
2015 "Fire Extinguisher Training; Starts with ME"
2014 Fall Harvest at Louis Dreyfus
STA name #1 FFA Chapter in Louisiana
St.Amant High School was named the #1 FFA Chapter in Louisiana 2014. Louis Dreyfus is very proud to be the "Sponsor" of this school. Congratulations!
7 Months and Counting
LFB Sporting Clay Challenge
Lousiana Farm Bureau and local farmers and business(Louis Dreyfus) attended
a "Sporting Clay" event to sponsor local scholarships.
Louis Dreyfus Loads 1st Ship
Louis Dreyfus Grand Opening
Louis Dreyfus Impact
This Day In History
August 3, 1852
1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths