Hurricane Katrina

South Mississippi remembers Katrina and prays for Hurricane Harvey victims

Ground Zero Museum in Waveland on Tuesday will host a memorial for the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and a prayer service for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Ground Zero Museum in Waveland on Tuesday will host a memorial for the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and a prayer service for victims of Hurricane Harvey. ttisbell@sunherald.com File

A memorial for Hurricane Katrina victims and prayer service for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas will be held together from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum in the Waveland.

The museum is at the Waveland Civic Center on Coleman Avenue. On open house begins at 9 a.m. The prayer service is at 10 a.m., followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the city’s Katrina memorial.

Tuesday marks 12 years since Katrina.

“Every year, we remember those we lost and thank God for giving us the resources and the strength to rebuild our communities,” said LiLi Stahler Murphy, founder of the museum and chairman of the board. “This week, our thoughts and prayers are with those in need who are suffering from the devastation brought to our friends in Texas from Hurricane Harvey,” said Murphy. “One of the most important things we can do as a community in response to Harvey is to give back,” she said.

“Thousands of volunteers came to help us after Katrina and gave us so much hope.”

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