Gov. Bryant Announces Katrina Remembrance Commission

Almost ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Governor Phil Bryant visited Biloxi to announce the Katrina Remembrance Commission.

The purpose of the commission is to honor those who served and helped get the Coast back on its feet, and also to recognize and celebrate the recovery. Governor Bryant named former governor, Haley Barbour, and wife as chairs of the commission. Barbour also spoke Monday, recognizing the strength of Mississippians as well as the volunteers who came to help the Coast after Katrina.

Bryant says, "Two more decades when they have the 30th recognition of Katrina, this Gulf Coast should be bigger and better than ever before. If our grandchildren can celebrate what we did here, what Governor Barbour did, and what I’ve been able to do working with the Gulf Coast, then we will have done what we should have done in the recovery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast."

Barbour says, "An enormous amount has been done, there’s just still more to do, and let’s not forget, there’s going to be more to do, but progress continues to be piled on top of progress and those of us that are not here that often are proud of what we see."

An exhibit commemorating the past ten years of progression since Hurricane Katrina is on display at the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi. The Katrina +10 exhibit will be on display for six months.

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