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Rankin County remembers America's war dead

BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The annual tradition in Brandon continued with Memorial Day ceremonies and tributes. A program honoring our nation's heroes was held Monday at the Rankin County Justice Center.

Veterans, families and others in the community gathered to honor the fallen service members described as watchmen of the world's freedom.

Governor Phil Bryant and Congressman Gregg Harper laid a wreath at the War Memorial following the program.

"My Dad was an old World War II Veteran, a young boy that came out of Sullivan's Hollow and became a Seabee and I could only imagine this little country boy coming from Smith county and going to the South Pacific to fight for America, and so I reflect on his service to his country and the young men and women we see here today," said Governor Phil Bryant.

"I served in the Vietnam War and of course I always want to remember the war's dead, those that have gone on and those that are yet in harm's way and we came because this is a great celebration. A good time to remember," said Vietnam Army Veteran Kaple Hill.

The playing of Taps and a 21 gun volley concluded Brandon's Memorial Day events.

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