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Pine Belt preparing to celebrate Memorial Day

Soldiers from Camp Shelby join a veteran in a salute following the placing of a wreath at a Memorial Day service at the post on May 26, 2011. Soldiers from Camp Shelby join a veteran in a salute following the placing of a wreath at a Memorial Day service at the post on May 26, 2011.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

The Pine Belt is preparing to remember the nation's war dead on Memorial Day and say a special thank you to service members from the Korean War. Next Tuesday at the Lake Terrace Convention Center, more than 50 Mississippi Korean War veterans will be honored during a ceremony which will recognize the 60th anniversary of that war.

It begins at 11 a.m.

The keynote address will be given by Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, Mississippi's Adjutant General.

Next Thursday in honor of Memorial Day, Camp Shelby and the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum will host the annual "Laying of the Wreaths" at nine a.m. During that ceremony, wreaths will be placed at each of the 13 monuments on the museum grounds.

Camp Shelby commander Col. Brad Smith will give the keynote address.

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