Open Access, 1980-1997


Welcome Home Jamie and Rebecca Whitten: a Tribute by the People of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi



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Tribute program in Charleston, Mississippi for U.S. Representative Jamie Whitten and his wife Rebecca Whitten. Begins with master of ceremonies George P. Cossar Jr.; invocation by Festers Taylor; the singing of the national anthem led by Louanne Cossar; Sergeant Cliff Olson narrating the Mississippi Army National Guard program "Flags over Mississippi" welcome statement by Charleston Mayor Robert Rowe and reading of resolution on Jamie L. Whitten Day; Buddy Bishop talking on behalf of current and former Whitten staff members, pages, and academy appointees; recognition of Tallatchie County Friends of Jamie Whitten committee members and others who assisted with the program; reading of letter written by Whitten to the Board of Supervisors regarding the donation of books and memorabilia to the county library; welcome home tribute by Janette Breedlove and presentation of book of letters from friends; Whitten thanks audience for their support and the welcome home; and singing of "God Bless America" Includes footage of the reception that followed the program.

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Whitten, Jamie L.

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video recording



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Jamie L. Whitten Collection (MUM00732), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


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Welcome Home Jamie and Rebecca Whitten Sunday, Dec. 4, 1994 Charleston High School Charleston, Mississippi Clay's Photography 'For Lifes [sic] Precious Moments' Rural Route 1, Box 77A Charleston, MS 38921 - VHS label; Welcome Home, Jamie and Rebecca Whitten - VHS spine label

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