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We Remember: Local communities, groups honor our veterans
May 27, 2014, 18:56

Clayton Thompson, past commander of the Clement R. Bontemps American Legion Post 139, leads a prayer during Memorial Day ceremonies at the grave site of the post's namesake. Also pictured are Little Miss Poppy Leah Acosta, daughter of Elfren and Jennifer Acosta, granddaughter of the late Berl and Eddie Murtagh. Later at the Post Monument, Thompson read the names of members of Post 139 who have died since last Memorial Day. They included Charles J. Bacigalupi, Richard E. Johnson, John C. Lafontaine, Chuck Loftin and Owen R. Otillio, Sr.

American Legion Post 77 hosts a Memorial Day ceremony Monday to remember the hundreds of thousands of American soldiers that have lost their lives in battle. At right: Post Commander Marcia Hebert speaks.

Veterans from every U.S. conflict since World War II showed up in force Saturday for the Diamondhead Memorial Day Service “Under the Oaks” at the Diamondhead Country Club. Guest speaker for the event was Rear Admiral Brian B. Brown, U.S. Navy Commander at Stennis Space Center. Sponsors for the event were the city Of Diamondhead, the Diamondhead POA, The DCA, and VFW Post 2880. Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) Chuck Ingraham emceed the event.


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