Gov. Bobby Jindal and Lane Carson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, will hold a ceremony Friday to award medals to military veterans from the East Baton Rouge Parish area.

The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. at Covenant Community Church, 22325 Greenwell Springs Road, Central.

Applications for the Honor Medal will be available at the event. Veterans applying on-site must bring a copy of their DD214 or discharge papers.

For more information, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs toll free at 1-877-432-8982 or visit the Internet website at