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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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Remembering the Fallen

Ode of Remembrance They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.      … 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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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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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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