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Lanterns light up sky in memory of fallen heroes

Military family members release a lantern during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military family members release a lantern during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military family members light lanterns during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military family members light lanterns during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military family members prepare to light and release lanterns during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military family members prepare to light and release lanterns during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Heather Prentice, 81st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron mental health provider, prepares to release a lantern during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Heather Prentice, 81st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron mental health provider, prepares to release a lantern during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military family members release a lantern during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military family members release a lantern during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Diana Aird, 81st Security Forces Squadron officer, writes a message on a lantern during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Diana Aird, 81st Security Forces Squadron officer, writes a message on a lantern during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Holly Fisher, 81st Force Support Squadron work-life specialist, delivers remarks during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Holly Fisher, 81st Force Support Squadron work-life specialist, delivers remarks during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military families gather during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military families gather during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Unlit lanterns are on display during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Unlit lanterns are on display during the Air Force Families Forever Fallen Hero Sky Lantern Lighting on the Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 2021. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --