Biloxi begins Katrina anniversary with reflection, ends with cel - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Biloxi begins Katrina anniversary with reflection, ends with celebration

August 29, 2015 promises to be a very different day than it was 10 years ago. Saturday morning, the city of Biloxi held a memorial for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at MGM Park. (Photo source: WLOX) August 29, 2015 promises to be a very different day than it was 10 years ago. Saturday morning, the city of Biloxi held a memorial for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at MGM Park. (Photo source: WLOX)
Former Gov. Haley Barbour was the headline speaker for the Saturday morning program, which featured clergy members and the Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Choir. (Photo source: Natalie Campen) Former Gov. Haley Barbour was the headline speaker for the Saturday morning program, which featured clergy members and the Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Choir. (Photo source: Natalie Campen)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

August 29, 2015 promises to be a very different day than it was 10 years ago. Saturday morning, the city of Biloxi held a memorial for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at MGM Park.

Former Gov. Haley Barbour was the headline speaker for the Saturday morning program, which featured clergy members and the Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Choir. Students from Biloxi High School and St. Patrick Catholic High School read the 170 names of Katrina's victims. 

"We're expecting the day to be one of reflection and celebration," Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said. "We also expect it to be a day of thanks, thanking the volunteers who are coming back to check on us, and, quite frankly, thanking God for the many blessings we've received and continue to receive."

The event in Biloxi is just one of many Katrina commemorations taking place across the Gulf Coast Saturday. 

The 10th anniversary of the storm will end on a much more festive note Saturday night at MGM Park with the "Concert for the Coast," featuring Rosco Bandana, Dr. John and Trombone Shorty.

Copyright 2015 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • 10th anniversary of KatrinaRemembering KatrinaMore>>

  • Katrina Untold: Robin Roberts, In Her Own Words

    Katrina Untold: Robin Roberts, In Her Own Words

    Sunday, August 23 2015 10:08 PM EDT2015-08-24 02:08:28 GMT
    Tuesday, January 30 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-01-30 20:43:32 GMT
    Robin Roberts talks about the resilience of South Missisisppians following Hurricane KatrinaRobin Roberts talks about the resilience of South Missisisppians following Hurricane Katrina
    For decades Robin Roberts has been a Staple on American television. She began her television career at WDAM.More >>
    For decades Robin Roberts has been a Staple on American television. She began her television career at WDAM.More >>
  • West Gulfport residents proud of progress since Katrina

    West Gulfport residents proud of progress since Katrina

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-08-25 22:31:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-26 10:54:08 GMT
    Ten years later, the smell is long gone and new residents are discovering West Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)Ten years later, the smell is long gone and new residents are discovering West Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)
    West Gulfport residents not only faced Hurricane Katrina destruction 10 years ago, they also found their neighborhoods littered with rotting chickens and giant rolls of paper.More >>
    West Gulfport residents not only faced Hurricane Katrina destruction 10 years ago, they also found their neighborhoods littered with rotting chickens and giant rolls of paper.More >>
  • Chris Cameron describes Hurricane Katrina experience

    Chris Cameron describes Hurricane Katrina experience

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:21 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:21:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:22 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:22:06 GMT
    A glimpse of the aftermath of Hurricane KatrinaA glimpse of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
    On August 29th 2005, tragedy struck when Hurricane Katrina made landfall.Former Albany State basketball coach Chris Cameron was then an associate coach for Xavier University in New Orleans.He and his head coach made a split decision to evacuate the day before the storm struck the city."We was having a debate about it, said the Albany sports hall-of-fame inductee. "But when he called me that morning and said we have to go ahead and leave, I was stuck.More >>
    On August 29th 2005, tragedy struck when Hurricane Katrina made landfall.Former Albany State basketball coach Chris Cameron was then an associate coach for Xavier University in New Orleans.He and his head coach made a split decision to evacuate the day before the storm struck the city."We was having a debate about it, said the Albany sports hall-of-fame inductee. "But when he called me that morning and said we have to go ahead and leave, I was stuck.More >>
  • #BeyondKatrinaLife Beyond KatrinaMore>>

  • Post-Katrina eyesore removed in Long Beach

    Post-Katrina eyesore removed in Long Beach

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:49 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:49:00 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:49 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:49:00 GMT
    The old K-Mart parking lot in Long Beach has a major project underway. Heavy equipment crews are busy breaking up the slab of that business which was battered by Katrina ten years ago. More >>
    The old K-Mart parking lot in Long Beach has a major project underway. Heavy equipment crews are busy breaking up the slab of that business which was battered by Katrina ten years ago. More >>
  • Katrina couple renews vows 10 years after storm

    Katrina couple renews vows 10 years after storm

    Monday, September 7 2015 11:30 AM EDT2015-09-07 15:30:49 GMT
    Monday, September 7 2015 1:22 PM EDT2015-09-07 17:22:38 GMT
    Todd and Jennifer Jackson renew their vows 10 years after Katrina changed their wedding plans.Todd and Jennifer Jackson renew their vows 10 years after Katrina changed their wedding plans.
    The couple featured in Seven on Your Side's Katrina Untold: Ten Years Later who had their wedding plans turned upside down because of the storm renewed their vows this weekend for their 10 year anniversary.More >>
    The couple featured in Seven on Your Side's Katrina Untold: Ten Years Later who had their wedding plans turned upside down because of the storm renewed their vows this weekend for their 10 year anniversary.More >>
  • Sen. Wicker thanks ham radio operators for their lifesaving role during Katrina

    Sen. Wicker thanks ham radio operators for their lifesaving role during Katrina

    Friday, August 28 2015 6:21 PM EDT2015-08-28 22:21:04 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-29 10:54:09 GMT
    When Hurricane Katrina knocked out communication services on the Coast, amateur radio operators provided many people with their only contact to the outside world. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker came to South Mississippi to personally thank the operators who played a critical role during the disaster. There was another reason behind his visit.More >>
    When Hurricane Katrina knocked out communication services on the Coast, amateur radio operators provided many people with their only contact to the outside world. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker came to South Mississippi to personally thank the operators who played a critical role during the disaster. There was another reason behind his visit.More >>
Powered by Frankly