African-American Military Museum hosts Christmas celebration

African-American Military Museum hosts Christmas celebration

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The African-American Military Museum opened its doors for a Christmas celebration Thursday in Hattiesburg.

People dropped by to enjoy Christmas music, all kinds of food and most importantly, fellowship.

Traditional Christmas songs by the fireplace were performed by carolers from USM.  And there was free gift wrapping for people who bought things from the gift store.

"The building opened as an USO and it welcomed the community back in the 1940's so we really want to stick with that foundation and those roots and celebrate the holiday season and throughout the year with our community," said Latoya Norman, museum manager. "We always have a good turn out and the community seems to really enjoy coming out and celebrating with us. They come in and tour the museum again and they enjoy the Christmas decor and festivities."

The museum, which opened in 2009, showcases the service and sacrifice of African-Americans in our military.