The 18th Annual Jackson County Veterans Day Program will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial Monument located in downtown Moss Point. This is open to all citizens, churches, organizations, businesses, youth groups and the public at large, to participate in this annual program, honoring Jackson County’s veterans past and present. All are invited to join for free food and displays on the lawn next to the monument following the program.
The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a welcome by the Master of Ceremonies, Carla Todd Voda, IOM, President and CEO of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Following it will be the Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, welcome, invocation, Armed Forces songs and POW/MIA ceremony. There will be a Presentation of the Wreath for the Fallen, recognizing in memory the following fallen soldiers: Major Michael Green, United States Army; Master Sergeant Scott E. Pruitt, United States Marine Corps; Master Sergeant Coater DeBose, United States Army; Sergeant First Class Sean M. Cooley, United States Army; and Sergeant Terrance D. Lee, Sr., United States Army. The Keynote Speaker is Nick Overby, Assistant Superintendent for the Moss Point School District. Following his speech will be the benediction. Before the conclusion of the ceremony there will be the Military Gun Salute and Taps.
The Veterans Committee, planning the event, is encouraging residents of Jackson County to attend the program, bring their American flags to wave and show their support for the veterans of all wars and the active duty personnel serving along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
To volunteer in this year’s Jackson County Veterans Day Program, call Linda Johnson at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 228-762-3391 or email JohnsonL@jcchamber.com.