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Elks raise new flag over the Old Highway 80 Bridge

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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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