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Friday, September 19, 2014

Order of the Purple Heart

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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      Veterans Park closer to fundraising goal

      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)

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