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BEGUN APRIL 9, 1999

The purpose of the MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL website is to publicize it's existence, the history of it's concepton, planning, construction and the tremendous volunteer efforts put forth by dedicated individuals, municipalities, businesses and civic organizations.

The main theme will be to highlight the physical beauty of the memorial and that which it represents. It will feature on-going events as well as highlight the continuing efforts toward expansion and final completion of the memorial.

Plans are to provide within the webpage a Memorial Register/Guestbook for visitor comments/memories and a bulletin board to provide a vehicle for communication among those interested.

And finally, the webpage will provide information as to how and where contributions may be made to support the memorial.

I am presently seeking server support, hopefully gratis.

Text, photos, comments and suggestions are welcomed --

You are welcomed to stop in and check the work in progress.

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WELCOME TO
THE
MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
ONLINE
OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI

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About

Our Memorial

About
The
Mississippi
All Veterans Walkway

Purchase a Personalized Brick
for $100.00
Insure a permanent place of honor for your veteran
on the Mississippi All Veterans Walkway

Visit
PHOTO GALLERY

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THE
NAMES

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MEMORIAL EVENTS

MEMORIAL DAY
TRIBUTE

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
2000

2 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2000

AT YOUR

MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL


OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI

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LETTER FROM PRESIDENT
MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

Dear Families and Friends of:
The Vietnam War Heroes

Please make plans to attend your Memorial Services scheduled for 2PM, Tuesday, May
30, 2000 at the site of the Vietnam Memorial on Highway 90 E. Your Memorial is located
one mile East of the Ocean Spring Hospital at the Civic Center.

We are pleased to report that several new pictures are on your Memorial walls. Thanks to
Chief(r) Mike Teeter and the Sea Bee's, the Helicopter has been firmly secured on its
pedestal, and the medivac emblem placed on the helicopter. Thanks to Mayor Seren
Ainsworth and the City of Ocean Springs, new flags have been placed on the poles and
the grounds have been sodded and groomed. Thanks to Sgt Ed Schloegel, Keesler AFB
and the student volunteers for keeping the Memorial clean and assisting with the grounds
keeping work Thanks to the ROAL Magnolia Chapter for their contribution that enabled
the placement three pictures and the planting of two magnolia trees. These trees will be
dedicated this Memorial Day.

We plan to open the microphone to the families and friends in honor of those gentle
Heroes on your Memorial Walls. Please come and bring a friend.

Again, the committee members thank you for your sacrifices and suffering. Our prayers
are that you will take some comfort in the knowledge that we do care. The Memorial
stands as evidence that the people of our great State appreciate those who have died for
our freedom. Join us as we honor those who have born the battle.

If you have any questions, call Roy D. Martin at 228-435-1229.

Sincerely,

Michael Strojny
President

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
WERE HELD AT
2 PM SUNDAY MAY 30, 1999
AT YOUR


MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL


OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI
(SEE PROGRAM BELOW)

CHECK BACK HERE FOR FUTURE EVENTS

THEME:
"NO GREATER LOVE"

INTRODUCTION:
PRESIDENT ED HORSTMAN

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:
MR. GERALD BLESSEY

INVOCATION:
PASTOR ED DECKER

NATIONAL ANTHEM:
GULF COAST COMMUNITY BAND

POST THE COLORS:
MARINE CORPS JR ROTC
GULFPORT HIGH SCHOOL

WELCOME:
MAYOR SEREN AINSWORTH

MEMORIAL MESSAGE:
PASTOR GEORGE FELTON, JR
Psalms 144

MILITARY HONORS:
1SGT FRED BOYKIN, US ARMY, RET
Honor guard will place
boots, helmet, rifle and roses

PLACE THE WREATHS:
GOLD STAR MOTHERS,
GOLD STAR WIVES,
SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS,
VIETNAMESE AND
OTHERS

GOD BLESS THE USA:
MR. JR… BIBEY, JR

REFLECTIONS:
S/MAJ CHARLES SCOTT, SR, USA, RET
(member of the memorial committee from
Vicksburg, MS)

HONORED GUESTS: (open mike)
MOTHERS, FATHERS, WIDOWS,
ORPHANS, BROTHERS, SISTERS,
EX-POWS,
VETERAN SERVICE OFFICERS

BENEDICTION:
PASTOR ED DECKER

TWENTY-ONE GUN SALUTE:
CB’S

TAPS:
MR. DANNY AINSWORTH

BAGPIPES:

ROLL CALL:
FRIENDS AND COMMITTEE
MEMBERS

* SOFT MUSIC:
GULF COAST COMMUNITY BAND

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DONATIONS TO THE MEMORIAL FUND
ARE WELCOMED
(AND SORELY NEEDED)

SEND TO:
Miss Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc.
P. O. Box 721
Biloxi, MS 39533-0721

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MEMORIAL
REGISTRY
(Guestbook)

Sign Memorial Registry Get your own FREE Guestbook from htmlGEAR View My Guestbook Please Sign!


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Directions

The MEMORIAL SITE is located on U.S. Highway 90 East (also known as Bienville Blvd) on the grounds of the Ocean Springs Civic Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Arriving from the West on I-10, take the Ocean Springs Exit 50. You will be on Washington Avenue. Continue South on Washington until you cross the Ft Bayou Bridge, just prior to Highway 90. At the intersection of Washington and Highway 90, turn left and travel East for 2.8 miles. When you pass the Ocean Springs Hospital on the left (at the intersection of Highway 90 and Vancleve Road) continue on East for 1 mile. The Memorial is located on the right side of the Highway.

Arriving fiom the East on I-10, take Exit 57 on Highway 57. Continue South for 2.9 miles to intersection of Highway 57 and Highway 90. Turn West on Highway 90. The Memorial is located 3 miles on the left side of Highway 90.

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"SOME GREAT LINKS"
Thanks to these folks
for supporting
MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

Visit  

Visit  Ocean Springs Yellow Pages

Visit  Sun Herald Home Page

Visit  The Meridian Star Home Page

Visit  The Clarion-Ledger Home Page

Visit  Vicksburg Post Home Page

Visit  WMOX - AM 1010 Talk and Information Radio - Meridian, MS

Visit  DUSTOFF Home Page

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