PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Petal High School held a tribute to our military Saturday evening prior to the start of their football game with Picayune.
Major Todd Smith presented the school with an American flag that flew over his base in Afghanistan where he recently returned from. The children of Master Sergeant Stan Coats led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance and the Petal Choir performed the National Anthem.
During the game military boots were passed through the stands gathering donations for the Anthony Blount Scholarship Fund. Blount, a Petal graduate, was killed in action in 2010. A video by Blount's widow Amanda was also shown.