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Photo: LSU, McNeese State To Remember Hurricane Katrina, Rita With Helmet Stickers

LSU and McNeese State are set to kick off their 2015 college football seasons inside Tiger Stadium this Saturday, but Louisiana residents have had other things on their mind as of late. 

This past weekend marked the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which left parts of Louisiana's Gulf Coast in devastation after coming ashore in August of 2005. Katrina, as well as Hurricane Rita, which only worsened the effects of Katrina by hitting the same area less than a month later, left lasting impressions on residents up and down the Gulf Coast. 

As college football season has done so in the past, it's here again to lift spirits and give Louisiana residents something else to think about. And as LSU and McNeese State take the field inside Death Valley Saturday night, they'll be wearing helmet stickers to remember those storms and the people whose lives were changed forever - and the lives lost.

">@McNeeseFootball will remember Hurricanes #Katrina & #Rita with these helmet stickers on Saturday

#LSU & @McNeeseFootball will remember Hurricanes #Katrina & #Rita with these helmet stickers on Saturday @LSUfballpic.twitter.com/4242Ugr9Rm

— Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette) September 2, 2015

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— Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)

#LSU & @McNeeseFootball will remember Hurricanes #Katrina & #Rita with these helmet stickers on Saturday @LSUfballpic.twitter.com/4242Ugr9Rm

— Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette) September 2, 2015

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This is likely to be an emotional kickoff for two Louisiana programs, but there's nothing like the opening weekend of college football season to help everyone forget tough times.