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Veterans honored in wreath ceremony in downtown Gulfport

A Veterans Day ceremony was held in downtown Gulfport today at the World War II Memorial.

The 45-minute event was sponsored by Joe Graham Post 119 of The American Legion. More than 20 wreaths were laid to honor veterans during the ceremony.

State Rep. Roger Ishee was the keynote speaker. He is an Air Force vet and lifetime member of VFW Post 2539 and American Legion Post 119.

During the ceremony, a plaque honoring Pfc. James Diamond of Gulfport was dedicated. Diamond was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during WWII.

Read more about this story in Friday's Sun Herald.