Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

They all give some, but some give all. Every year on this day, people gather at the Biloxi National Cemetery to honor those who gave their lives, both abroad and at home, in service to our country.

Memorial Day is a somber time to remember America’s fallen service members. At the Biloxi National Cemetery, they did just that by honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, something that Gold Star Wife Emily Crowder knows too much about. “I have an uncle buried right out here, a stepson buried right over there, my husband buried right up here on the hill, and my brother is buried here, so it is special that I come and honor them.”

This year people from across the state came to the ceremony, including Governor Phil Bryant. “Many of these were young men that went off to war and did not return. A nation is known by the way they honor their dead that served in the military so if this nation is going to stay strong, stay great, we must continue to have Memorial Day and remember those who sacrificed all that they had so that we could have freedoms and liberty and enjoy this opportunity with our families and it is the critical day for us to be in memoriam.”

Along with Governor Bryant, Congressman Steven Palazzo gave a heartfelt speech about our fallen heroes. “If you do nothing else, just reflect for a moment and thank those people who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could live in the greatest country on Earth and be free Americans.”

The cemetery is looking for volunteers to pick up flags on Tuesday morning at 8. Anyone is welcome to participate. Biloxi National Cemetery Director Albert Maxwell said, “It is just part of taking part of your community, especially when the younger generation comes out, we are passing that on to them.”

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