- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Biloxi National Cemetery held a wreath-laying ceremony to honor members of America’s “greatest generation,” including thousands of World War II veterans buried at the national shrine.

As if on cue, geese honked and flew in a wedge formation Sunday as cemetery director Graham L. Wright III explained the reasons for the ceremony.

The second Sunday of August is National Spirit of ‘45 Day, set aside by Congress to commemorate those in uniform who helped bring about peace by defeating a quest for world dominance, ended the horrors of the Holocaust and brought an end to WWII.

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