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Camille anniversary

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Today, August 17, is the 41st anniversary of one of the worst storms in US history, Hurricane Camille.

Even though Katrina made Camille look somewhat pale in comparison, those who died as a result of that 1969 storm, will never be forgotten on the Mississippi Coast.

Tuesday morning, there was a memorial service at Evergreen cemetery in Gulfport near the grave sites of Faith, Hope and Charity, three women who were never identified after Hurricane Camille.

Every year, a small gathering of people come to the grave sites to pay their respects.

At 5:30 p.m., the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will hold its annual ceremony to remember the victims of Hurricane Camille.

The event is being held at the Camille Memorial on Highway 90 in Biloxi on the site of the Redeemer Church property.

Later this month on August 29, we will also observe the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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