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Community celebrates Veterans Day

Maj. Harvey Rice, retired U.S. Air Force and currently the senior aerospace science instructor at Lafayette High School, was the guest speaker at Monday’s community Veterans Day celebration held at the National Guard Armory. (November 12, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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    Vet still serves troops

    Bill Arnold, a Vietnam veteran, likes to keep the Veterans Building on Veterans Boulevard looking neat and tidy, hoping the building can be a place more Oxonions know is there and appreciate. (November 8, 2013, Page 1A)

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      Community honors fallen heroes

      Before the coals were lit and the tradition of grilling got underway on Monday, many Oxford and Lafayette County residents gathered at the National Guard Armory for a somber and respectful ceremony to honor those veterans who have died and remember all military men and women who have served their country. (May 29, 2012, Page 1, 16)

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        Memorial Day ceremonies slated for Monday

        Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to choose from, giving everyone a chance to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the liberties we all enjoy today. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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          Poker Run to raise funds for veterans park

          Local vets are hoping hundreds come out next month wearing their best poker faces and geared up for a full-day of fun.

          The Veterans of Foreign War Clubs from Southaven and Oxford are sponsoring a Poker Run on Sept. 11 that will take motorcycle riders from Oxford to Holly Springs to Southaven to Hernando and back to Oxford.

          Funds raised during the event will benefit the new Veterans Memorial Park in Oxford. (August 30, 2010, Page 3A)

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            Veterans Memorial Park shapes up

            A park is taking shape thanks to the help of the city of Oxford. The Veterans Memorial Park is beginning to take shape as Bennett Construction crews have been placing curbing along the street. The addition of sidewalks next week will make it easier to walk  from the State Veterans Home, past the new park and down the hill to the Veterans Building. (July 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Marking Memorial Day

              Local veterans are asking area residents to help them remember those who have made the greatest sacrifice while serving their country.
              The annual Memorial Day Recognition Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory, located off the Sisk Avenue exit of Highway 7 N. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A)

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                American Legion

                American Legion Post 55 will meet Thursday at the Veteran’s Building on the corner of South Lamar and Veteran’s Drive. Supper and fellowship begin at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited to attend. (March 10, 2010)

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