GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) students showed their support for veterans Monday with a patriotic walk around the Jackson County Campus in Gautier.
Retired Brigadier General David Blackledge helped lead the tribute. Blackledge is currently a faculty member at the college. The walk around campus was preceded by a brief ceremony featuring a group from Keesler Air Force Base.
Organizers say they wanted to help raise awareness on campus about the importance of thanking our veterans.
"We are a military friendly school," said MGCCC Jackson County Vice President Dr. Carmen Walters, "So we set aside today as our day to honor veterans--those who are students. Those who are faculty members, and then those in the community."