Gulfport Honors Veterans at WWII Memorial Downtown

According to U.S. Veterans administration figures, about 500 World War II veterans die every day. Tuesday, the City of Gulfport held their Veterans Day ceremony at the World War II memorial in downtown Gulfport.

Students from West Harrison High School played music and presented the colors. Members from Keesler Air Force Base conducted a 21 gun salute. A retired Navy commander, Billy Sloan, was the guest speaker.

Sloan says, “And we’re blessed here on the Gulf Coast to have representation of all the units, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, as well as Coast Guard and National Guard. Today was a beautiful day to come out here and celebrate this, and we should do this occasionally.”

A number of wreaths were laid out at the memorial to honor those who served.

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