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Seminary honors their fallen heroes on Memorial Day

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

On Memorial Day many folks in Seminary make it a tradition to honor their fallen heroes who died in combat

Dating back to World War Two the town has lost 17 of their young men to war. For the last 27-years the memorial service at the monument that bares the names of the fallen heroes has become a tradition for many. Each of the names are read during service and small American flags are passed out to the relatives of the deceased.

This year's featured speaker was Command Chaplain of the Mississippi State Guard Nathan Barber who's message was those who gave the ultimate sacrifice deserve to be honored and remembered.

"There are those that went before us that have prepared the way and according to the story I told there are those that have packed our parachutes and have made it possible for us to enjoy the freedoms and liberty that we have," said Barber.

A wreath was placed at the base of the monument to conclude the service.

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