Veterans Day Observed

By: Charles Daniel
By: Charles Daniel

Celebrations were held across the country on Veterans Day, including here in Meridian.

A large crowd gathered in front of the doughboy monument to honor the men and women from Meridian who have served in the military.

"Meridian is a special place. It does pay special attention to the military," said Capt. Russell Knight, commander of NAS Meridian. "They do honor the military and the veterans in a very special way."

Flowers were placed at the base of the Doughboy Monument. To honor the fallen, there was a 21 gun salute, followed by Taps.

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