Seminary remembers their fallen heroes - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Seminary remembers their fallen heroes

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:31:27 GMT
    A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morning. LuacsMore >>
    A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morningMore >>
  • City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

    City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:04:34 GMT
    A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender. Public Works employee Martaze Denzel Hammond, 35, was arrested Wednesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's DepartmentMore >>
    A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender. Public Works employee Martaze Denzel Hammond, 35, was arrested Wednesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's Department after exceeding a 90 day period in which to register as a sex offender.More >>
  • Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

    Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:21:06 GMT
    Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m.,More >>
    Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m., July 31, 2014, at the SMCI campus located in Leakesville, MS where officers found two packages. K9 personnel picked up a trail of the suspects which lead towards Wildcat Corner, located at the corner of High School Road and Hwy. 57 near Leakesville.More >>
SEMINARY, MS (WDAM) -

Residents of the Town of Seminary came together Monday to remember their local heroes who died in combat.

For the past 26-years many of the town folk have gathered at the Main St. War Memorial that bears the name of the 17 men who have perished in combat dating back to World War Two.

The Seminary War Memorial Association sponsors the ceremony each year.

During the ceremony the names of each of the men were read aloud and miniature American flags were given to each of the families in attendance. As in past years, a wreath to honor each of the men was laid at the base of the monument.

"Freedom doesn't come cheap," said Troy Aultman, relative of one of the fallen heroes. "I had several close calls but didn't get injured, Freedom is not cheap."

"Seminary is a quaint town and is probably more patriotic than most places," said William Morris, Seminary resident.

The Seminary Memorial Day Remembrance has been going on since 1988.

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.