By NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – City Council President Fred Pitts will serve as keynote speaker for the Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park.
Pitts, a former member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, will speak at 9 a.m. today at Veterans Park. Last year retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bob Chestnut was the keynote speaker at the annual event.
Pitts, who was asked to fill in as the speaker after Congressman Roger Wicker couldn’t make it, said he was honored.
“It is so important for us to honor all of our veterans,” said Pitts. “I lost two uncles in World War II. We need to show the veterans and the families of the soldiers who died serving this country that we appreciate their sacrifices and that we’ll never forget them.”
Hosted by the Veterans Council, which is made up of local veterans organizations, the Memorial Ceremony is dedicated to the men and women who have served the country.