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Honoring Our Veterans

For Love of Country They Serve They Sacrifice and We Honor Their Commitment Their Valor In Gratitude For Our Freedom  Veterans Day 2021 ” Never in the History of the World, have others Sacrificed more for the Freedom and Liberty of All “

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Valor Delayed – 73 Years

  Lt. Garlin Murl Conner Second-most Decorated WWII Soldier Did Not Receive the Medal of Honor   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver Stars, four … Continue reading

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Home of the Brave – 11/11/18

Capt. John H. “Lucky” Luckadoo John Luckadoo was born March 16, 1922 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  For John, the climate made it a depressing area to be raised as a boy and he longed to leave one day.  Set on the … Continue reading

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Patriotism Endures

Van T. Barfoot Second Lieutenant, US Army   A Good Man to Remember Author Unknown Van T. Barfoot Died… Remember the guy who wouldn’t take the flagpole down on his Virginia property?  You might remember the news story several months … Continue reading

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Letters from War and Home

In honoring Veterans Day, we also recognize the human toll on separated families and those who serve.  Our soldiers, and those cherished by them, express their current existence, their love and dearest thoughts, and perhaps final expressions of hope and regret in letters from … Continue reading

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Family Veterans

Whether at present or in years long past, so many of us are families of veterans.  Their commitment and service is a legacy to succeeding generations on true values in life – honoring your country, as well as your family.  In a sacrifice repeated through time, … Continue reading

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“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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Modern Day Memorial

Creating a modern-day monument for Ellis County veterans was an ongoing process over many years.   Like many small towns across America, life centered on the town square and Waxahachie was no exception.   As a child in the 1960’s, one resident noticed the only … 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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