Billy Guice Veterans Memorial Park, Biloxi

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    "Billy" Guice Veterans Memorial Park

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 21, 2010

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    This park has lots of wonderful memorials to our Veterans. Many plaques and many dedications.

    The first plaque on the cannons reads:
    Ancient cannon form an old French or Spanish ship sunk in the bay of Biloxi shortly after the establishment of the first capitol of the vast province of French Louisianan at Biloxi inn 1699. Donated to the City fo Biloxi as a memorial to the Tiblier Family by Captain Eugene Tiblier II who discovered the sunken boat in 1893.

    The inscription on one side of the massive monolith reads:

    Given by his parents in memory of William Lee Guice, Jr. Lt. U.S.N.
    who was killed in action off Savo Island
    Nov. 13, 1942
    Erected by Post 2434
    Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    The plaque located under the Bomb Memorial reads:
    "Billy" Guice Veterans Memorial Park
    Developed in 1967
    Daniel D. Guice, Mayor
    J.A. Tony Creel, Commissioner
    Dominic A. Fallo, Commissioner
    Special Thanks to U.S. Navy Seabees
    For Aid in Development

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    "Billy" Guice Veterans Memorial Park

    by DSwede Written Nov 21, 2009

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    Biloxi has monuments and tributes scattered throughout the city. There are no shortages of homages to past figures, hurricanes and those who lost their lives in them, and fallen heroes.

    On your way from the large casinos towards Ocean Springs, or more closely to the Hurricane Camille memorial, you will pass a cluster of memorials on your right side, called the "Billy" Guice Veterans Memorial Park.

    There is a large series of plaques dedicated to WWI and WWII Veterans.
    There are a pair of cannons from the era of the French Colonies (discovered in 1895).
    There are plaques for fallen soldiers continuing through tours in the Middle East Gulf.
    There is also a large communications mast for the soldiers who lost their lives in Hurricane Camille.
    (The civilian memorial is 1/2 mile further down HW90).

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