Laurel "Y" celebrates early 4th

By Jeff Daley – email

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Laurel YWCO held their annual Celebrate America luncheon Tuesday afternoon.

More than 250 people packed the downtown "Y" location to take in the celebration.

Several musical and dancing groups performed patriotic and spiritual pieces. Veterans in attendance from all branches of the armed forces were recognized for their service.  Wives and children of veterans were also honored.

Near the end program veterans released balloons as 21 doves were released into the air representing prayers for those who have served the nation.

Taps was played in memory of those who lost their lives for their country to conclude the program.

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