Veterans Day activities begin Thursday in city

Published 1:02 am Sunday, November 6, 2011

Two days of local Veterans Day celebrations will kick off Thursday.

Warren Central High School will host a breakfast and program, with the meal being served at 7:45 and the program beginning at 8:20.

On Friday, a wreath-laying ceremony will be at 11 a.m. in the Rose Garden at Monroe and Crawford streets. A parade is set for 4:30 p.m. along Washington Street.

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“It’s a day of recognition to honor veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice,” said Willie Glasper, event co-coordinator and commander of the Sons of the American Legion in Vicksburg. “They gave up their lives for the freedoms we share.”

This year’s ceremony will feature a presentation by the Vicksburg and Warren Central high school JROTC members. The master of ceremonies will be retired Col. Bennie Terrell. Louis Hasty, commander of the American Legion Post 3, will recite “In Flanders Field,” a poem that pays tribute to World War I soldiers.