Tag Archives: Ellis County Veterans Appreciation Day

“We stand on the backs of their sacrifice. Their history is our tradition, as long as there are Americans to remember…”

On a cold and rainy Veterans Day in 2000, a crowd of over a thousand people gathered at the Ellis County Civic Center in Waxahachie, Texas.  They came in tribute to veterans past and present to dedicate a beautiful monument … Continue reading

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History and Reenactment

Capping each year’s Ellis County Veterans Appreciation Day ceremony is a WWII battle reenactment in Waxahachie’s historical town square and nearby train station. More than 200 living-history participants from six states congregate in authentically reproduced period uniforms and  60 military vehicles  … Continue reading

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In Celebration and Gratitude

ELLIS COUNTY VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY Over a span of thirteen years, this annual event has grown and evolved to create a truly remarkable occasion.   It addresses our military conflicts from WWI to the War on Terror and includes all branches of service.    The … Continue reading

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Supporting Veteran Tributes

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude”      “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave” Elmer Davis WWII American Journalist First … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes in Honoring Veterans

Veterans are recognized and celebrated by many across this nation.  One remarkable effort, in that regard, is the annual Ellis County Veterans Appreciation Day and the poignant memorial in tribute to  their service.   The following  individuals and groups express a … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

In attending Veterans Day events, we  join voices in gratitude and celebration for the service of our military forces.  The Ellis County Veterans Appreciation Day, a moving and emotional  tribute, touches the hearts and minds of  all in attendance.  Held at … Continue reading

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The Price of Freedom

Like many communities across the country, Ellis County has experienced the loss of its own veterans in the War on Terror.   To honor those who have served and perished in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East since 2001, a tablet … Continue reading

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