Coast kicks off salute to military
The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be the keynote speaker 7 p.m. Oct. 18 when a Salute to the Military kicks off at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace will be joined by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.; U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss.; and Gov. Haley Barbour.
The event will include the presentation of the Thomas V. Fredian Community Service Award to an outstanding enlisted member serving at one of the south Mississippi military installations.