Monday, May 27 2013 7:30 PM EDT2013-05-27 23:30:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The nation honors the men and women of the U.S. Military who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Mid-Southerns placed flags and flowers on more than 42,000 headstones at the Memphis National CemeteryMore >>
Mid-Southerns placed flags and flowers on more than 42,000 headstones at the Memphis National Cemetery to remember fallen service members.More >>
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(WMC-TV) - Many North Mississippi residents spent Memorial Day in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven to observe the holiday.
Bagpipes with a gun salute and a raising of the flag showed a group of North Mississippi residents' gratitude to fallen service members.
"We are going to plant flags all over their graves to memorialize their sacrifice," said Brayden Lyons with Boy Scout Troup 349.
From the young to the old, residents stressed the importance of honoring those who have sacrificed for their country.
"To show respect and remember them for what they have done," said Nyjah Turner with Horn Lake High School ROTC.
Turner was one of the flag bearers representing her high school, Active in her high school ROTC, Turner looks forward to going into the military when she graduates.
"Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving. Memorial Day is also marked by sacrifice debts that have been paid with bloodshed and human life," said Monday's keynote speaker Rickey Crane.
Crane gave the keynote address to the group, and mayor Greg Davis honored the fallen with a poem.
"Tomorrow is not promised to anyone young or old alike, and today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight," said Davis.
Perhaps the most emotional part of the ceremony happened when organizers played a video featuring a long list of resident who are gone but not forgotten.
"They gave their lives for us so we should be able to spare one day for them," said Brayden.
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:49:38 GMT
Jackson police have a man in custody in a deadly stabbing at a retirement home. It happened just after 4 on Friday morning at a retirement community on Briarwood Drive. Police say Charles Davis confessedMore >>
Police say Charles Davis confessed to killing his roommate and has been arrested.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:48:23 GMT
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short. The Rankin County School District says Northwest Rankin'sMore >>
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.