A community Veterans Day Celebration is planned for 10 a.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory. Another service will also be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford. Read details for both services in today’s EAGLE. (November 9, 2012, Page 1A)
The American Legion Post 55 in Oxford burned more than 25 flags Thursday night during a ceremony to properly dispose of torn or worn-out American flags. (December 12, 2011, Page 1)
Local woman paints eagle at new Veterans Memorial Park as her way to honor those who fought for freedom. Phase 1 of the park is almost complete, according to organizers. (October 27, 2011, Page 1)
The VFW, American Legion, Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans have been holding several fundraisers over the past year to raise money toward building the park that will be located on Veterans Boulevard, across from the Veterans State Home. So far, a pavilion with bathrooms has been constructed. The land has been cleared and lights have been installed along with some benches. Fundraising efforts continue with an upcoming Valentine’s Day raffle. (February 3, 2011, Page 2)
The annual Veterans Day ceremony, held at the National Guard Armory Thursday, started off with patriotic music supplied by the Oxford Middle School Band, under the direction of Marsha Morgan, Len Killough and Jared Brownlee.
Jeff Bruce, chaplain of the American Legion Post 55, gave the invocation, and Lloyd Oliphant, president of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, welcomed the crowd. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)
Several Veterans Day events are planned in the community to honor those who served their country. Read about these events in today’s Oxford EAGLE.