Every year, America comes together on November 11th to honor our veterans and their service and sacrifice, and thanks to them and their families, we live in the greatest country on earth. This year marks the 100th anniversary of America recognizing November 11th as Veterans Day. While our appreciation for their service extends far beyond a single day, I am incredibly thankful for the sacrifices made by those who chose to wear our military's uniform.
As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and current member of the Mississippi National Guard, I have had the opportunity to serve alongside some of the greatest men and women I've met in my life. The decision to fight and defend our American values when it means the most speaks volumes to the greatness of our nation.
South Mississippi is a military community. We are blessed to be surrounded by military assets and thousands of military, active duty, retirees, and veterans. Veterans Day is a day to remember all of the men and women who have served our country past and present. I ask that you take the time to thank a veteran for their service, old or young, and say a prayer for those who are currently serving.
If you are a veteran or know of a veteran in need of help with a federal agency, please contact my office anytime to connect with a caseworker. We have caseworkers located in Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, and Gulfport who are here to assist constituents in need of assistance with a case.
To south Mississippi's veterans, our true American heroes, thank you for fighting for our country and protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
Celebrating 244 Years of the Marine Corps On November 10, the United States Marine Corps celebrated its 244th birthday! For nearly two and a half centuries, Marines have fought and defended this beautiful nation.
As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, today I reflect on my time and memories with the Marines. I am grateful for the opportunity to have served this nation as a Marine and meet other Marines who have done the same.
Palazzo on active duty in the Persian Gulf War as a Marine
Palazzo presents World War II Marine veteran Lee Wilson with certificate
of appreciation for his service