Don’t forget meaning of Memorial Day

Published 12:06am Monday, May 27, 2013

School is out for the summer for most students and only one commencement ceremony remains for high school seniors and their friends and families.

As we honor those who have died protecting our freedoms this Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to review the highlights from last week:

• Seniors from Adams County Christian School, Cathedral School and Trinity Episcopal Day School all moved their tassels to the left during each school’s commencement ceremony. We congratulate the students for graduating and wish them the best as they continue on the road of life.

• Five Coast Guardsmen and their families gathered on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Greenbrier in Natchez for a rather rare event — a baptismal ceremony in the boat’s bell. The ceremony honored the children who had been born to the Coast Guard families stationed in Natchez this year. The practice is an old British Royal Navy tradition and one we’re glad to see continue here in Natchez.

• Natchez High School head baseball coach Brian Kossum brought back the tradition of hosting an annual alumni baseball game at Chester Willis Field. We applaud the coach’s efforts for reuniting old Bulldog players with current players to show them a thing or two about how the game is played.

• A piece of state legislation, which becomes law July 1, will name the flyover bridge at the intersection of D’Evereux and Seargent S. Prentiss drives the Veterans Memorial Bridge in honor of all Miss-Lou veterans. We’re glad to see the bridge named for such a deserving group.

Let’s not forget to take a moment today to remember those who fought and died serving our country and those currently serving to protect the freedoms we all hold so dear.