veterans

104-year-old vet collects Valentine's cards

Valentine's Day was extra-special for one Purple Heart recipient. One hundred and four-year-old Major Bill White was hoping to gather about a hundred Valentine’s Day cards to add to his scrapbook collection. Well, he did that and more, White received…

Veterans Bocci Ball Tournament

Veterans from three different coastal states got together this weekend for two days of competitive fun. The Bayou Gulf States Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America held its second annual Bocci Ball Tournament at the hurricane shelter off County…

Veterans housing benefits

Many military veterans may be unaware of how many perks they can receive when it comes to home buying. This is why Keller Williams Real Estate Agent Stephanie Mankiewicz hosted a veterans housing seminar in Long Beach today. The main…

National Cemetery wreath pick-up

Volunteers made their way to Biloxi National Cemetery early on Saturday to honor those who gave back to their country. Nearly 22,000 wreaths were collected from graves by volunteers and loaded into trucks where they will be stored and used…

New access to military exchange bases

Today is a welcome home for certain veterans on the Coast. Starting today, military veterans with a zero to 100 percent service related disability have more access to their perspective bases as part of the DOD Veterans Expanded Access Program.…

Gold Star Memorial Monument Dedication

It was an emotional, but happy day on Saturday when Biloxi unveiled their Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. They gave everything for our country and the freedoms we enjoy today. There are more than 50 monuments across the United States,…

Gold Star Families Memorial set to open Saturday

A new way to honor those Gold Star families who lost loved ones while they were serving our country will be unveiled this Saturday. The Gulf Coast Gold Star Families Memorial broke ground back in July at Guice Park located…

Inaugural Patriot Golf Day

The green at Grand Bear Golf Club today was filled for the ‘Inaugural Patriot Golf Day,’ all for a wonderful cause. Shotgun started the tournament at 9 a.m. with community members and golf fans teeing off. There were also some…

Veterans Experience Expo

A brand new event at the Biloxi VA Medical Center helped veterans from across the Armed Forces learn more about healthcare options and resources available to them. It can be tricky to navigate the world of healthcare, but the VA…

5th annual Veterans Tribute Tri-Art-A-Thon at MGCCC

The message from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston is ‘thank you’ to those who served our country both past and present. Tonight, the 5th annual Veterans Tribute Tri-Art-A-Thon kicked off and was full of gratitude. The event featured…

Three Rivers Elementary honors veterans

Three Rivers Elementary honored veterans with a program and breakfast for parents in the military and civilians. The program included patriotic songs and a presentation of the POW Table which honors the memory of the fallen, missing in action, or…

Memorial Hospital holds Veterans Day ceremony

Veterans Day celebrations are already underway in South Mississippi, including a ceremony at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Gulfport ROTC Color Guard presented the colors, followed by song selections from the Gulfport High School Madrigals. The ceremony was held in recognition…

Veterans Day Breakfast at D’Iberville High

Students at D’Iberville High School and members of the community came together to give back to our veterans in a tasty way this morning. The ROTC program and Community Service Class at the school served a hot breakfast of pancakes,…

MGCCC honoring military veterans

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College prides themselves on being a very military friendly campus. This week, they are taking the time to say thank you to our veterans. Today, the college hosted a picnic with the students, veterans, and other…

Local veterans visit WWII Museum in New Orleans

For eight years, staff at Riemann Family Funeral Homes has been taking local veterans on an annual trip to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Every year it is a day to remember and honor those who have…

Groundbreaking on Mississippi V.A. State Veterans Nursing Home

Today Governor Phil Bryant was on the Coast to help break ground at a new facility that will benefit our nation’s heroes. A place to honor Mississippi veterans: that’s the goal of the Mississippi V.A. State Veterans Nursing Home in…

Cruisin the Coast ‘Salute our Veterans’

Everybody is welcome to enjoy all of the Cruisin’ the Coast festivities, including the veterans in attendance. Everyone, including Elvis, showed their appreciation and patriotism for the ‘Salute our Veterans’ tribute at Centennial Plaza. He walked around shaking the hands…

Third annual Spartan Weekend

Over 50 military veterans have just kicked off a weekend of relaxation and networking in D’Iberville. The Spartan Alliance’s Third Annual Spartan Weekend began this afternoon at the Scarlet Pearl with a meet and greet. Spartan Weekend allows veterans and…

WWII Veteran honored at ‘Bells across America’ ceremony

One special World War II veteran was in attendance at today’s ‘Bells across America’ ceremony. Ninety-six year-old Paul Haplea is a retired seaman 1st class. He was assigned to the 62nd Seabees during WWII. He landed on Iwo Jima during…

Bells across America Remembrance Ceremony

Emotions were high at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport today at their fourth annual ‘Bells across America’ ceremony. ‘Bells across America’ is a day and a ceremony to remember those who died in the line of duty and…

'Van for Vets' Fish Fry

Members of the public in Hancock County joined together on Saturday to benefit an important cause. Lakeshore VFW Post 4808 hosted a fish fry for ‘Hancock County Van for Vets.’ ‘Van for Vets’ arranges transport for local veterans to doctor…

Local veterans need help

If you want to give back, two local veterans need the help of the community this Saturday. The Crusaders for Veterans is looking for volunteers to help two families move. The Crusaders for Veterans is a group that helps veterans…

Groundbreaking for Gold Star Family Monument

Gone, but not forgotten, and soon to be forever remembered through a monumental project in the City of Biloxi. The City of Biloxi has been working with Keesler Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Gold Star families, and the Woody Williams…