The mayor, community members and area pastors, all came together in honor, of Rev. Charlie J. Miller.
His daughter, Stacey Miller says, “He was one of the victims in the Lockheed shooting. And as a minister we want to continue his legacy. He had a big heart for this community. And he had a big heart for reconciliation.”
The memorial luncheon is the last event planned by this year’s reconciliation committee, with hopes of people understanding that we must come together as a joint community.
During the luncheon, scholarships were given away, to area students.
“We will award 2 $300 scholarships as well as a $150 stipend. To local graduates of Lauderdale county. We know my father had a heart for the youth. And we wanted to find a way to encourage the youth of Meridian. And in the essay, we challenged them to think about some of the problems as well as come up with solutions for our community," Miller says.
In honor of those who lost their lives, July 8th, 2003, 14 years later, reconciliation is remembered, in their legacy.