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)
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)
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)
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)
Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.
— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson
— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.
— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)
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)
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)
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)
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)