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Faith, Hope, Charity serve as a reminder of Hurricane Camille’s wrath

Community members gather at Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, to lay wreaths at the graves of three unidentified women, known as Faith, Hope and Charity, who perished in Hurricane Camille. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the hurricane that devastated the Gulf Coast in 1969.
Community members gather at Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, to lay wreaths at the graves of three unidentified women, known as Faith, Hope and Charity, who perished in Hurricane Camille. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the hurricane that devastated the Gulf Coast in 1969. amccoy@sunherald.com

A handful of community leaders gathered Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport to remember the victims of Hurricane Camille.

The 47th anniversary of the Aug. 17, 1969, hurricane was marked by the laying of wreaths at the graves of three women who remain unidentified to this day. Dubbed Faith, Hope and Charity, they represent all of the victims of the storm. The hurricane’s eye made landfall in Pass Christian, but the entire Coast was devastated by the storm.

Also attending the ceremony were Scott and Celia Barrett, who survived the storm and have attended the observance at the cemetery for years.

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