Today Governor Bobby Jindal issued a statement regarding the celebration of Louisiana's 200th birthday.
"Louisiana has a rich and colorful history. From the food we cook, to the music we make, to our art and our traditions, you will not find a more eclectic culture in all the world. Our bicentennial offers us the chance to reflect on who we are, how we got here, and celebrate with friends and family alike. But it also offers us the opportunity to envision and then realize the Louisiana our children's children and grandchildren will celebrate 100 years from now. As we honor and commemorate all that makes Louisiana great, let us also strive to make Louisiana even better for the generations of Louisianians that will follow."