Biloxi is the most patriotic city in MS, according to Insurify. They recognize one city in each state annually, by analyzing the highest percentage of current and former military service members. More than 14-thousand are stationed or work at Keesler Air Force Base, and there are more than 113-thousand military retirees living in the area. Of course, you’ll also see personnel from the Seabee Base in Gulfport, and the National Guard.
Memorial Day Observances:
Everyone is welcome at a concert and Memorial Service to honor the heroes who have preserved our freedoms, Saturday at the Diamondhead Country Club. The free event begins with the concert at 10:50am. 255-2918 for more info
Sounds by the Sea is a free concert for the community to salute our military men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country. The pre-show will feature the Coast Big Band, followed with patriotic music from the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, and ending with a fireworks display. The free event is at Jones Park in Gulfport from 6-9pm Saturday.
Another Sounds by the Sea event will be held at Pascagoula Beach Park Sunday, from 7-9pm. Again, it's a free event. The pre-show for this performance will feature the Singing River Chorale, followed with patriotic music from the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, and ending with fireworks.
The Memorial Weekend Jazz in the Pass lineup includes The Dave Knorr Trio, 41st Army Band and more. It'll run from noon-8pm Sunday at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Ocean Springs High Graduation is at the Coliseum from 7-9pm Thursday.
Gautier High Graduation is at the Coliseum from 7-9pm Friday.
West Harrison High Graduation is at the Coliseum Saturday from 10-11:30am.
D'Iberville High Graduation is at the Coliseum from 2-3:30pm Saturday.
Harrison Central High Graduation is at the Coliseum Saturday from 6-8:30pm.