Friends of Mississippi Veterans received a donation from officials at Waste Management. The $5,000 check will help pay for the carillon at the Mississippi State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton County.
A carillon is a huge instrument made up of dozens of bronze bells. The carillon will go inside of a bell tower at the newly constructed veterans memorial cemetery. All of the funds for the bell tower have come from private citizens.
Jack Winstead, the President of the Friends of Mississippi Veterans says,
"We get a lot of individual memberships, $100, $150, but when you get to the $5,000 and $10,000 licks it makes the rest of it a lot easier,less time involved and it shows the support of our people in our community" said Friends of Mississippi Veterans President Jack Winstead.
The cemetery will open up on Memorial Day.
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