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Hinds County salutes veterans

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Many families and veterans gathered Monday at the Hinds County courthouse for the traditional Memorial Day program. This salute to veterans was sponsored by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.

Sgt. James Wiley, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran gave an emotional tribute to those who lost their lives for the price of peace.

"We will always honor the sacrifices those brave soldiers made in defense of our country," said Wiley. "Our nation called and there was little or no hesitation in answering that call."

Monday's special tribute was dedicated to more than 500 soldiers from Hinds County who lost their lives during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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