JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)-Many in Jackson took a moment to reflect on the many who died, gave, are currently working to protect our country.
” Our gathering is one small way we say thank you”
At the Hinds County court house people presented wreaths for those who dedicated their live to service. Over at the War Memorial off State St. they did the same as folks celebrated Cpt. Kermit Evans, who died fighting in Iraq. His mom, Margret, said there is still a missing piece in her life, but events like this one ease her pain and also mean a lot.
“It means that they’re not just only honroing him, but honoring everyone that served,” said Evans.
“Veterans are the the group of people who have given us the opportunities to be successful,”said Major General Augustus Collins with the Mississippi National Guard. “Had it not been for the freedoms that we have here in this country that are protected by those in unifrom every single day, we wouldnt be able to do the things we do today and live and work in a free society,”
Events were held throughout the area for Veterans Day.
Schools, organizations, and businesses across the Metro are honoring the men and women who put their life on the lines to serve our country.
Jim Hill High and several other Jackson Public Schools held programs.
Commander Herman Horton of Jackson Police Department spoke at Wingfield High School. Lieutenant Colonel Kendrick L. Cager went to Provine High Wednesday morning. Speakers were also at Lanier High School.
In Vicksburg, residents gathered for a parade. A Veterans fair and breakfast was also held at Warren Central High School.
Top state officials commented on Veterans Day on social media.