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Gautier students honor veterans for service, sacrifice

By Patrice Clark - bio | email

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - At Gautier High School Monday morning, cheers filled the air and patriotic signs filled the room in tribute to our nation's heroes.

"It is really emotional. They take it very seriously and it brings tears to a lot of people eyes," student Alicia Lumley said.

Lt. Governor Phil Bryant also expressed gratitude to the brave group of veterans. And he reminded everyone to remember those still fighting the war on terror overseas.

"As many as 5,000 Mississippi soldiers could be at war this year and next year, and we need to honor them in every way we can," Bryant said.

Bryant said one way the state can help is by providing more financial stability to help soldiers and their families during these rocky economic times.

"We are going to make sure we recognize them this year with Christmas presents and some cash, because they have children in colleges and they have responsibilities."

He also wants the veterans to have better healthcare programs.

"One thing we have done in the state of Mississippi is reduce the rate veterans have to pay out of pocket. When you are in a veterans home, there is actually a cost to veterans. And we are trying to reduce that over the next five years."

Talk about extra help and more recognition sounds good to Ray Fountain. He served on foreign soil for more than 20 years to ensure our freedoms.

"We all came out with the victory, but we have paid the price. Thank the Lord for the people, so we can have what we have today," Fountain said.

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