Veterans cookout celebrates 20 years

BAY SPRINGS, MS (WDAM) - Veterans from Mississippi and other states were honored this evening in Jasper County during an event that is marking its 20th year. Dozens of veterans were guests of honor at the Southern Industrial Contractors 20th Annual Cookout Honoring American Veterans and Service Personnel.

During the event, veterans and their families took part in a patriotic program and were then treated to dinner. Special guests included two survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War Two.

This year's cookout was held in memory of Corporal Dustin Lee of Meridian, who was killed in Iraq in 2007.

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