Two Mississippi museums to host Veterans Day ceremony


JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – The two Mississippi Museums will partner with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mississippi Veterans Affairs and Mississippi War Veterans Memorial Commission to honor Mississippians who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10 at both Mississippi Museums. COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

“Mississippi’s extraordinary military service record is one of the most inspiring stories we share at the two Mississippi museums,” said Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) . “We are pleased to join our military service organizations in paying special tribute to all of the many Mississippians who have served our country.”

The program will include a performance of the 41st Army Band, a moment of silence, recognition of veterans in attendance, a commemorative salute, wreath laying and a speech by Major General Janson D. Boyles, who is the adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard.

Museums are offering free admission to those currently serving in the military, veterans, and a family member of a veteran on November 10.

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