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Capturing Valor

Iwo Jima February 23, 1945 Five U.S. Marines and a Navy Corpsman Raise the American Flag   On February 19, 1945, the United States invaded Iwo Jima as part of  its strategy to defeat Japan.  Although not originally a target, the relatively … 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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In Viewing a Memorial, We Reflect on History and Sacrifice

These monuments are valued not only by those who appreciate our veterans but by veterans themselves. In 2000, as construction neared completion, the builder and crew, on site one day as a van appeared, watched a woman exit and approach them.  She … 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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