Reggie Bagala

This Wednesday, a memorial procession will be held to honor the amazing life of late State Representative Reggie Bagala, who passed away from COVID-19 complications last week.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the memorial procession will be held, consisting of State Police, local law enforcement, fire departments and parish government.

The procession will start at the Port Fourchon Emergency Operations Center and proceed up La. Highway 1 all the way to St. Mary's Nativity Church in Raceland for a private service.

Along the route, the American flag will be hung with assistance from our local fire departments across La. Highway 1.

The procession is to celebrate the life of a great man gone – a true Cajun who loved dearly the people of our area and our heritage.

The public is invited to gather to show their respects to the late-Rep. Bagala, but if gathered on the side of the road, please practice social distancing and stay 6 feet apart from each other or remain in your vehicles while the procession passes.

Those who wish to attend are also asked to wear LSU colors or to wave either a United States or LSU flag – two things that Reggie loved dearly.

Event organizers said that this procession should also be a reminder of all who have suffered a loss from COVID-19 during this tough time in our state, region and country as a whole.

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