METAIRIE —U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will be participating in several events in remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, beginning tomorrow with greeting President Obama upon his arrival in Louisiana. He will also be joining President George W. Bush on Friday. Details are below.
Dr. Cassidy released the following statement:
“On this anniversary, we reflect not only on the past, but look forward to Louisiana’s bright future. The people affected by Hurricane Katrina, and their families, are always in Laura's and my thoughts and prayers. On a personal level—as I reflect on my experience and that of many others who provided medical services to evacuees—I thank the first responders and those who came after to help those they did not know, but considered their neighbors.
“Our state is stronger today than it was 10 years ago. Our people are resilient, our schools are improved, and New Orleans' tourism industry continues to improve. May God continue to bless the people of Louisiana and our great state.”
Dr. Cassidy has treated uninsured and underinsured patients in Louisiana’s charity hospital system for nearly 30 years—with the support of neighbors and friends, he turned an abandoned Kmart into a surge hospital to treat victims following the storm.
Details on events are below. Schedule is subject to change.