HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Forrest County Campus of Pearl River Community College held their 3rd annual Veterans Day Observance Thursday.
Veterans from all branches of the armed forces were individually recognized. The program featured the PRCC Vocal Ensemble who performed the national anthem. And an army veteran read a poem called the "Worst Day in His Life", depicting the challenges a soldier faces throughout his career.
Guest speaker was Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Worley, Professor of Military Science at USM, who spoke about not only veterans, but also their families.
"It's critical we honor both," said Worley. "We need to hold in high regard the veterans and their family members during this time of remembrance."
Special Honoree Howell Purvis, retired navy veteran and secret service agent, performed a Trumpet Benediction to close the program.