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Memorial Day events happening in the metro

Memorial day observance in Hinds County; Source: WLBT archives (pixabay) Memorial day observance in Hinds County; Source: WLBT archives (pixabay)
HINDS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) -

Memorial Day events are happening across the metro to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Here are some events happening today.

HINDS COUNTY:

On Monday, the Annual Hinds County Memorial Day Service will be held on the front lawn of the Hinds County Courthouse located at 407 East Pascagoula Street in Jackson.

The program will start at 9:30 a.m. and last for about an hour. The public is invited to attend.

The event is held to remind the citizens of Hinds County the purpose and origin of Memorial Day. Hence, it is an honor as Americans, Mississippians and Hinds County citizens to recognize and memorialize our veterans who have served in the various wars on behalf of our country.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside the Hinds County Courthouse.

If you would like more information about this press release, please contact Mamie Pickett Brown at 601.968.5408 or email at mbrown@co.hinds.ms.us.

RANKIN COUNTY: 

The Rankin County Memorial Day Service honoring the members of the Armed Forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice will be held Monday morning at 9:30 a.m.

It will begin in the Justice Center in downtown Brandon and then move outside to the front of the old courthouse where there are monuments engraved with the names of the fallen from Rankin County.

JACKSON: 

The Williams Walker post #214 of the American Legion and Artillery will honor veterans by putting United States flags on veteran's graves this morning.

This is happening at Autumn Woods Memorial Park on Northside Drive in Jackson at 11 a.m.

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