On Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day, retired Brigadier General Martha Jo Leslie, 90, distributed Christmas wreaths on all 27 veterans’ graves in the Shiloh Methodist Protestant Cemetery in Sallis.
In addition to the wreaths, she gave Friends of Mississippi Veterans caps to the veterans who attended. Leslie also gave a book, Vietnam War 50th Commemoration: A Time to Honor to Vietnam Veteran Billy Rutherford, Jr.
Born and raised in the Shiloh Community, Leslie has always called it home. Several years ago, the Kosciusko Veterans Home was named in her honor. The retired soldier, nurse, and instructor now lives in an assisted living facility in Brandon.