The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is several months away, but Monday Governor Phil Bryant came to South Mississippi to announce the Katrina Remembrance Commission. The Governor said the goal of the commission is to honor those who served during and after the the worst natural disaster to hit the United States and our Gulf Coast community.
“We want to reach out to the entire Gulf Coast to honor those who were lost and those who put their lives on the line to respond and also to celebrate how far we have come in our recovery,” Gov. Phil Bryant said at the news conference. “We are on offense. Our infrastructure, our industries, our resorts and our entire Gulf Coast have made a remarkable comeback.”
Governor Bryant named former Governor Haley Barbour and his wife, Marsha, as the commission’s chairs. Barbour was governor when Katrina devastated South Mississippi and he guided Katrina recovery in the weeks, days, months and years after.