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Vernon Parish Veterans Plaza | Leesville, Louisiana

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Vernon Parish is the proud home of the Joint Readiness Training Center & Fort Polk, the largest military base in the state of Louisiana.  The military tradition in this parish is strong and dates back to the 1940s with the Great Louisiana Maneuvers  which took place in West Louisiana and East Texas in 1941 to prepare the United States for WWII.

The Veterans Plaza serves as a reminder to all its residents of the honor and sacrifices made by our Veterans, present and past.

Located in Historic Downtown Leesville, the plaza is open to all and boasts a number of memorial walls depicting the names of local veterans.

United States Post Office | Leesville, Louisiana

Project Vernon Parish | Places of Interest

The United States Post Office in Leesville, Louisiana was constructed in 1936 and sits on the corner of Maggie and 3rd Streets within the Leesville Main Street District and the Leesville Historic District.

Built in the Art Deco style and featuring three bas-relief sculptures (two exterior and one interior), the Post Office is decidedly modern in its historic setting.

The building today still functions as Leesville’s only Post Office and is need of some interior TLC, but overall, it’s worth a  detour into downtown to check it out.