Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn was in Brandon Monday paying tribute to local veterans. More than 300 people attended Monday's free veterans breakfast.
The Brandon High School band greeted vets as they walked into the celebration.
"So it's a time we pay respect to the veterans that live here in Rankin County and in Brandon and we have an awful lot of them because of the national air guard," said Brandon Mayor Butch Lee. "So this is a very special time."
This is the second year the event has been held at city hall. Mayor Lee says this is an event that will continue years from now.
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