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D'Iberville VFW post honors war dead


By Jeff Lawson – bio | email

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Among the many services held on Memorial Day was one at the VFW Post 6731 in D'Iberville.

The audience included many who have served our nation over the years. And while they may have served in different wars, they all had one thing in common: They all came home alive.
Monday's ceremony remembered those who didn't make it back.

Colonel John Thompson with the JROTC program at St. Martin High served as the keynote speaker.  

"It was General Patton who said, that when we come to Memorial Day events, we should thank God that men and women like these, lived rather than regret that they died. The lives of those we honor today are valuable lives lost, but lives not lost in vain," Thompson said, quoting the late President Ronald Reagan.

Over the years, more than one million of our military members have died in the conflicts and wars this nation has fought.

The service in D'Iberville included a posting of wreaths and a memorial to the nation's prisoners of war and those still missing in action. The program ended with a prayer for those who fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy today.

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