JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering says he will be on National Guard duty in Nevada for 90 days, starting in late June. He tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that this will be his longest military deployment since becoming auditor in 2008. The 47-year-old Pickering says he intends to be in daily contact […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Members of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, the largest Mississippi National Guard unit, flew out of Tupelo Regional Airport on Friday in two C-17 transport planes bound for Fort Hood. The 155th is headquartered in Tupelo with subordinate units located throughout the state. The unit is expected […]

Bob Verell, Master Gunnery Sergeant US Marine Corps Retired, plays Taps to end the Memorial Day Service Monday morning at Veterans Park in Tupelo.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The significance of Memorial Day can be summed up in one simple statement by President Theodore Roosevelt, according to Col. Bill Allen. “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.” Allen, United […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Local veterans, policemen, firemen and other public servants celebrated Memorial Day with a delicious gift from Sweet Peppers Deli. The restaurant’s Main Street location gave free entrees to service men and women Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Sherri Fulgham, catering manager at Sweet Peppers, said giving […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal SHILOH, Tennessee – The team at Shiloh National Military Park decided to do something different for this year’s Memorial Day observations. A call was sent out for people who wanted to honor their fallen service members. Submissions came from Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Wisconsin. The Wall of Honor exhibit […]

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON – The House voted on Thursday to ban the display of the Confederate flag on flagpoles at federal veterans’ cemeteries. The 265-159 vote would block descendants and others seeking to commemorate veterans of the Confederate States of America from flying the Confederate Battle Flag over mass graves on the […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Roughing it doesn’t quite cover the undertaking Trails and Treads ambassadors James Hollings and Aaron Jennings will embark on in the coming weeks. The cyclists headed out today to bike the 550-mile Colorado trail to raise awareness for veteran suicide. The route runs through the wilderness from Denver […]

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today CORINTH – A flag representing one of the earliest Civil War companies to arrive in Corinth will be formally donated to Shiloh National Military Park today. The flag will be a permanent part of the collection and displayed at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. The donation of the 11th […]

Daily Journal SHILOH, Tenn. – Shiloh National Military Park officials are seeking help for a special Memorial Day exhibit. Anyone who has a family member who died during or after military service can send the park a photograph of the fallen soldier. Photographs or images from the Revolutionary War up to the present day will […]