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Glory for Old Glory

Grady Leese, right, and wife Martha watch the American flag being raised over the U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River Monday afternoon from Navy Circle, off Washington Street. Martha Leese presented the flag as a birthday gift to her husband, who turned 83 on Sept. 16. Grady Leese is a World War II Air Force veteran and said the flag will be dedicated to the men and crews who served with him, family members who have served and all veterans. (Brian LodenThe Vicksburg Post)