The latest group of young people to enter the Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines program began their training this week. The 41 recruits make up the 30th Young Marine class since the program began in 2002.
Louisiana's Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu recently filed the Freedom To Pray Act in response to the Department of Justice's actions to withhold funding from the Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines program.
Senator David Vitter told KEEL Morning News this morning that he is fully behind Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington in getting federal funding back to his office's youth programs and behind Congressman Bill Cassidy for Senator Mary Landrieu's seat.
During today's In God We Trust rally in Bossier City, Governor Bobby Jindal didn't hide his disapproval with the Justice Department reportedly pulling funding from the Bossier Parish Young Marines after Sheriff Julian Whittington refused to remove religious language from the program.
Jindal slammed Washington, claiming it was intruding on the religious freedoms of Louisianans.
A big Fourth of July rally is being held in Bossier City Thursday afternoon. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is inviting the public to come to the Sheriff's Substation on Viking Drive from one until four Thursday and sign a pledge showing your support for the "In God We Trust" campaign.
Lots of attention has been brought to the Bossier Sheriff's Office after the federal government stopped funding the Young Marine's program for religious reasons. Want to see what exactly got the funding revoked?