Re-interment ceremony, statue re-dedication are this morning

Two events that pay homage to Biloxi’s long history will take place this morning on the grounds of the Biloxi Visitors Center.

At 10 a.m., a re-interment ceremony will be conducted for remains uncovered during archeological digs at the 17th-century French Colonial cemetery on the Moran site, just west of the Visitors Center.

After that ceremony, the statue of Pierre Le Moyne Sieur d’Iberville, the French explorer who established the Biloxi colony in 1699, will be re-dedicated in its site alongside the Visitors Center. The statue will rest atop a pedestal surrounded by a memorial walk of bricks and marble tablets bearing the names of Biloxi families.

After the ceremonies, a free lunch will be served on the lawn of the Visitors Center.

The ceremonies are presented by the city of Biloxi, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Biloxi Chamber of Commerce.