KATRINA OBSERVANCE - BILOXI
Four local high school students will read the names of the 170 south Mississippi victims of Hurricane Katrina during the city's memorial observance Sunday morning, the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic storm striking Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The hour-long service, which will be conducted at the Katrina memorial on the Biloxi Town Green, will feature Sen. Roger Wicker, Rep. Gene Taylor, MEMA Director Mike Womack, Bishop Roger Morin, and the Our Mother of Sorrows Choir, but Mayor A.J. Holloway expects the reading of the names of the victims to be the most poignant portion of the ceremony.
"So much has been made of the storm's devastation, the wind and the water, and the recovery, but I think this is also an appropriate time for us to remember those who were taken by the storm," Holloway said.
Reading the names of the victims will be seniors Nichole Radich and Garrett Reeder of St. Patrick Catholic High School, and Michaela Moore and Carlton Warnberg of Biloxi High School.
All 170 of the names have now been added to the Katrina memorial