The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is presenting the Louisiana Honor Medal to Louisiana veterans. The Medal, which is distinctly Louisiana, is given to Louisiana veterans based on their military records. The addition of a silver star will indicate wounded in action and the addition of a gold star will be awarded to next of kin of Armed Forces personnel killed in action. Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is working to have medal award presentations held in each region of the state. Veterans also now have the choice of receiving their medal at an Honor Medal Presentation near their home or the medal can be mailed to recepients. To apply for this prestigious award, please click on the PDF icon listed below to print a copy of the application form.