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Ceremony set at site of monument to Gold Star families

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, January 08 2017 Jan 8, 2017 January 08, 2017 1:07 PM January 08, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Officials are preparing to break ground for a monument that will honor Gold Star families in Mississippi - those who lost relatives in military service.

A ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg.

Gov. Phil Bryant and the state adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, are scheduled to speak.

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument was created by a foundation led by Hershel "Woody" Williams. He received a Medal of Honor for his service in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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