BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - It was a patriotic scene at the Biloxi Veterans Day parade Saturday morning. Jazz music filled the air and the streets of downtown Biloxi.
The city was swarming with people there to say, "thank you" for the service and sacrifice of the military.
Tami Pratt moved to South Mississippi from Michigan to train as a Seabee, and said she had always made it a priority to attend Veteran Day events.
"It's important to me, because when I'm old and a veteran I want to be a part of this stuff. I want to see all these people out here to show support for people who died for our country," said Pratt.
This year's Emcee, Jeff Lawson, pointed out that this year's turn out is one of the best he has seen. From young to old, the patriotism was obvious with most people sporting their red, white, and blue attire.
"It really touches my heart. I imagine how they feel seeing all these people. That's how I want to feel, knowing that people are here and still care about them," said Pratt.
Leading the parade was this year's first ever female Grand Marshall, Colonel Phyllis A. Luttman who is retired from the Air Force. As the parade participants made their way to the Biloxi Town Green a new event awaited them. This year, there was a small festival set up at the end of the parade route.