Help us salute all Miss-Lou veterans

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Miss-Lou Veterans Coalition will host several events in anticipation and observance of Veterans Day on Tuesday.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, the annual flag retirement ceremony will be hosted by the Boys and Girls Scouts and area leaders Ricky Warren on the Franklin Street side of the Natchez Convention Center.

Anyone having American flags, state flags or other flags weathered or tattered from use should leave them at Great River GMC on D’Evereux Drive. The Saturday ceremony will allow citizens to participate in the formal retirement of flags as well as the proper methods of folding, displaying, and storing our national symbol.

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On Sunday, the City of Vidalia will host the annual Veterans Day Parade, led by Grand Marshal Seaman 1st Class Frank Williams, an African-American WWII Veteran, who served in the Pacific Theater and is currently Commander of American Legion Post 590 in Vidalia.

All churches, schools, civic groups or individuals whishing to honor our veterans are invited to join in this event. Line up will begin at 1 p.m. at Vidalia Upper Elementary School.

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Veterans Day will be observed at the Natchez Campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College when the Miss-Lou Veterans Coalition Honor Guard will present the Colors.

The Miss-Lou Veterans Coalition encourages all area citizens to attend these events honoring the men and women whose sacrifices preserve our freedoms. Please turn out to show them your respect and gratitude.

For further information regarding the events, contact Rodney Violette at 601-442-3109,; myself at 601-431-2096,; Vernon Stevens at 318-719-9520,; or Glen McGlothin at 601-807-4580,

More information is also available at our Facebook Page: MLVC Veterans Coalition.


Doug McCallister is president of the Miss-Lou Veterans Coalition.