Annual Ceremony Rembers Those Killed In Camille

On the 32nd anniversary Hurricane Camille, coast residents remembered the 131 coast people who died in that storm as well as the 41 people who were never found and presumed dead.

Camille hit the Mississippi coast on Aug. 17, 1969, with winds topping 200 miles an hour and a 25 foot storm surge.

To mark the occassion, a wreath was laid at a marker for Faith, Hope and Charity. They were three women who were never identified.

"It's not something that's a pleasant memory by any means, but we do think of that and the many, many lives that were lost and the many, many lives that were changed as a result of Camille," Harrison County Civil Defense Director Linda Rouse said.

The tradition of placing a wreath at the graves was begun by late civil defense director Wade Guice.