STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The Military Affairs Committee and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership held a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse on Monday.
Military veterans, county leaders and families came together to observe the true meaning of the holiday, which is to honor all the men and women in the military who died fighting for the country.
The Memorial Day Ceremony started at 11 a.m. and Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill, District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams and Major General U.S. Airman retired representative Jim Martin gave remarks.
William Denham, Vice Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at the Columbus Air Force Base, was the guest speaker and said the freedoms we enjoy as Americans came with a price.
"Remember that freedom is not free," he said. "There is a duty upon all of us to look to be a part of something that's bigger than ourselves."
Three military veterans read the names of every Oktibbeha County resident who lost his or her life in war.
Local Boy Scouts placed a wreath at the War Memorial Monument.
After they raised the flag and a flyover demonstration was performed, the trumpet sounded and ended the ceremony.