Camp Shelby is ready for its centennial year
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Camp Shelby will be celebrating its centennial year on July 15.
Camp Shelby will have multiple events to help celebrate its 100 years.
Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Janson Boyles said, "World War I was such a piece of our history. There are a lot of Mississippians who fought during World War I and participated in World War I. Camp Shelby was turned on when we went to World War I. And, so, celebrating 100 years is the right thing to do here. It is such a piece of Mississippi history. This is such an important place, such an important venue."
The "Centennial Salute" will be held at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Thursday, July 13. This will be a ticketed event. It is $60 per person, and military rates are $50 per person. Tickets include entertainment, dinner, and cocktails.
Camp Shelby will have its family-friendly festivities Saturday, July 15 at the museum, which is a free event and is open to the public.
You can purchase tickets online at the Lake Terrace Facebook Event page or in person at Camp Shelby’s Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.