JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant, along with Katrina Remembrance Commission chairpersons Haley and Marsha Barbour, today announced a 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina remembrance event for first responders. It will be held on Friday, August 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Gulfport, Miss., at Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park.
“This will be a time when we can honor and thank all first responders from across the state who gave so much during the weeks and months following Hurricane Katrina. Many of them were already executing plans and procedures before it ever came on shore, and even more displayed bravery during and after the storm made landfall,” Gov. Bryant said. “It is my hope that we can remember the 238 Mississippians who were lost, while also reflecting on the achievements of the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina swept through Mississippi ten years ago.”
The event will feature music from the Bluz Boys Band from Jackson, Miss., and special entertainment from native Mississippian and five-time Grammy winning artist Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.
First responders who are planning to attend are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 14. Attendees will be asked to present a badge or first responder credential for entrance.
About the Katrina Remembrance Commission
Gov. Phil Bryant announced the formation of the Katrina Remembrance Commission (KRC) in March 2015 to help mark the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The commission is chaired by Haley and Marsha Barbour and is co-chaired by the mayors and presidents of the boards of supervisors in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. For more information on the KRC please visit www.katrinaremembrance.com.