2 weeks ago
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Flag Day ceremony at Armed Forces Retirement Home

The Stars and Stripes flew proudly over a small crowd at the Armed Forces Retirement Home for a Flag Day ceremony. Retired Gulfport District Fire Chief Donald Knox was the guest speaker for the event. Knox spoke on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance plus his connection with patriotism as a veteran of the […]
4 months ago
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WWII veteran celebrates her 100th birthday

World War II veteran and Armed Forces Retirement Home resident Marion Ritchie celebrated turning 100 today with a big birthday bash surrounded by family, friends, and even some local and state leaders. Members from Seabee unit 133 saluted Marion as she walked into her party. They partied in style with an ice cream social, cake […]
7 months ago
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15 New Norovirus Cases at Armed Forces Retirement Home

The norovirius affecting 62 residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport is dangerous and very contagious, according to local health officials. Fifteen new cases of the norovirus were reported today. Out of the 62 residents infected with the virus, nine have been hospitalized. Residents of the home began feeling ill Monday. The norovirius […]
7 months ago
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47 Residents Ill, Nine Hospitalized at the Gulfport Armed Forces Retirement Home

A stomach illness is sweeping through the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. Forty-seven residents have been reporting nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea symptoms. Nine of them visited the hospital and the remainder received care at home. The retirement home has requested the Public Health Department at Keesler Air Force Base to test food samples while […]
8 months ago
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Veterans Day Ceremony at Armed Forces Retirement Home

The Armed Forces Retirement Home opened doors to the public today for their annual Veterans Day ceremony. An opportunity to show respect and appreciation for those who served our country, the Armed Forces Retirement Home hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony, welcoming service men and women, both active and retired. This ceremony gives younger generations […]
1 year ago
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Flag Day Ceremony at the Armed Forces Home

This is the first time in history Flag Day was officially celebrated at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. Residents and members of the community filled the seats for a Flag Day ceremony. There was a presentation of colors, patriotic music and guest speaker Deputy Chief Hank Levins. Speakers talked about the meaning of […]
3 years ago
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Local Students Receive History Lesson from Veterans

As time progresses, our nation's past war stories become a smaller focus, but Thursday, Gulfport High School students got a firsthand history lesson from the veterans in the community.
3 years ago
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Armed Forces Retirement Home Remembers Pearl Harbor

In honor of the surviving WWII veterans who were at Pearl Harbor, the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport held a Remembrance Day ceremony.
3 years ago
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Armed Forces Retirement Home Celebrates Veterans Day

Honoring the men and women who serve our country is what Veterans Day is all about.