Mississippi Moment: Veterans Day in D’Lo

Mississippi Moment

D’LO, Miss. (WJTV) – Usually, there is some sort of ceremony at the gazebo in the park next to city hall on Veterans Day and Memorial Day in D’lo. There are unashamed open displays of patriotism during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner and saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Veterans Day marks the day World War I ended. It was the war to end all wars, but in less than a generation, we were involved in World War II. That’s where D’Lo became the biggest town in the nation, in its own way. Per capita, more people from D’Lo served in the military in World War II than the percentage of people from any other metropolis, city, town or village in the nation.

Their names are on the monument next to the community center. The names with the star are those soldiers who never made it back home to D’Lo.

All of the World War II veterans from D’Lo have passed on, but they are remembered.

One hundred and fifty men from D’Lo served in World War II.

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