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Elks raise new flag over the Old Highway 80 Bridge



Old Glory stands guard above the Old Mississippi River Bridge at Vicksburg. Photo by David Day, Vicksburg Daily News.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Vicksburg Lodge #95 presented an American Flag on Oct. 31, 2019, to be flown over the mighty Mississippi River in honor of all veterans.

The tradition of flying a U.S. flag on the old Highway 80 Bridge began in 1994 with Mrs. Blanche Millsaps, a Vicksburg resident, and has been carried forward by the Army-Navy Club of Vicksburg. Every three months, the flag is changed out, with another resident or group donating or funding a new flag for the bridge.


Pictured are: Front center, Tom Quimby, Exalted Ruler, Middle row: Bryan Layton, Eddie Monsour, Kay Monsour, Brenda Shiers, Charlene Finn, Gene Abbott, Mike Dorsett, Justin Moudy, Patriot Guard Jeff Crevitt. Back row: Jimbo Shiers, Preston Romero, Anthony L. Pena, Brittani Downey, Loyal Knight Rick Skinner,  Bob Strange, Tal Sheffield and Patriot Guard Marty Crevitt.

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