HATTIESBURG (WDAM) - Thousands of people gathered in Hattiesburg today to start Veterans Day with a parade.
Southern Miss' Pride of Mississippi Marching Band joined bands from several area high schools in Friday morning's parade, which lead up to the annual Veterans Day Service at Veterans Memorial Park downtown.
The program featured an unveiling of the Colonel George Robert Hall Kiosk. Hall was an Air Force pilot and was a prisoner of war for 7 years during the Vietnam War.
Several dignitaries spoke at the event, including 4th Dist. congressman Steven Palazzo.