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A Family Hero – 17 February 1945

MEMORIAL DAY We commemorate family members with pride, love, and sorrow for their ultimate sacrifice in service. Entering the Air Corps in 1940, Rufus Wilson served in England, Ireland, France and Germany. Wounded in action on a B-26 mission in the Battle of Remagen during … 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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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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Uncommon Valor – June 6, 1944

NORMANDY ——————– For Those Recognized To All     And Those Only Known To One      “Lord, where did we get such men?”   In Eternal Reverence and Gratitude  For Your Sacrifice on Behalf of Freedom ————————— “Let every nation know, whether … Continue reading

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WWII Tokyo Raiders Deserve Congressional Gold

Let’s not wait nearly 75 years to honor our veterans.  All too often, acknowledgment for their commitment and valor is long-delayed or even denied.  Such is the case for the WWII Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. On April 18, 1942, fueled by the need for action in … 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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