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Camp Shelby Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony


Camp Shelby Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is hosting a

Memorial Day Ceremony Friday, May 27, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will start in the museum’s Grand Gallery with opening remarks by

Mr. Tommy Lofton, museum director, and Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, the adjutant general of Mississippi.


The 73rd Army Band of the U.S. Virgin Islands is playing the National Anthem and Rep. Manley Barton is providing the Memorial Day address. This year’s Gold Star Honoree is Braxton, Miss. native Pfc. Henry Lee Keen, a Marine who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.


Following the indoor ceremony, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Gold Star Monument next to the museum. At the conclusion of the wreath laying, attendees are invited to visit the museum for self-guided tours and to see the newly installed display honoring Pfc. Keen.


SuperTalk Radio will be broadcasting live at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum starting at 10:00 a.m. for the duration of the events honoring Service Members and their Families for Memorial Day.