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Butterfly Release Ceremony honors Keesler's Fallen Heroes

Mike Bradford releases a butterfly in memory of his son, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Bradford, during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. Bradford was killed while deployed Dec. 6, 2018. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Mike Bradford releases a butterfly in memory of his son, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Bradford, during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. Bradford was killed while deployed Dec. 6, 2018. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Holly Fisher, 81st Force Support Squadron Air Force Families Forever coordinator, delivers remarks during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Holly Fisher, 81st Force Support Squadron Air Force Families Forever coordinator, delivers remarks during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Butterfly holders are displayed during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Butterfly holders are displayed during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attend the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attend the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A butterfly sits on a branch during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A butterfly sits on a branch during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Mike Bradford releases a butterfly in memory of his son, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Bradford, during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. Bradford was killed while deployed Dec. 6, 2018. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Mike Bradford releases a butterfly in memory of his son, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Bradford, during the Butterfly Release Ceremony honoring Keesler's Fallen Heroes at the Marina at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 2020. Bradford was killed while deployed Dec. 6, 2018. The event was held in conclusion of Gold Star Family Remembrance Week, which honored the families of fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --