USM holds 24 hour veterans memorial vigil
Cadets from the University of Southern Mississippi are holding a 24 hour vigil at the Veterans Memorial Wall in Hattiesburg.
This event is held each year, 24 hours before the city holds its annual Veterans Day Program.
During that ceremony, the American flag, which has flown over the memorial for the past 12 months, will be lowered and given to the veteran of the year.
Cadets from USM train hard for an opportunity to participate in the 24-hour vigil and careful attention is paid to every detail.
Starting tonight, they will read each name listed on the columns at the memorial, ringing a bell after each name in honor of their sacrifice.