Royalty attends Memorial Day service _lowres

Photo provided by Erin Husbands -- In attendance at the USS Kidd Memorial Day service on May 25 are, front row from left, Caitlin Hager, Christian Louque, Kailah Fresina, Lily Hensley and Ailynn Fresina; and back row, Layna Baker, Mayor Kip Holden, McKenzie Nassar and Kamah Wilson.

Local beauty queens with The Crowning Moment attended the Memorial Day service at the USS Kidd on May 25, along with Mayor-President Kip Holden and other dignitaries.

The queens, along with members of the community, marked the names of deceased soldiers with poppies and thanked the veterans in attendance.

Attending the ceremony were Layna Baker, International Junior Miss Bayou State Pre-Teen; Ailynn Fresina, IJM Miss Pelican State Princess; Caitlin Hager, IJM Miss Louisiana Princess; Kailah Fresina, IJM Miss Louisiana Junior Princess; Lily Hensley, Petite Miss City of Central; Christian Louque, USA National Miss Louisiana’s Preteen; and McKenzie Nassar, Miss Pride of Central’s Outstanding Teen.