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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Veterans Day

Giving a hero his ’15 minutes of fame’

Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg planned to interview retired Lt. Col. Simon LaVois “Spider” Webb for a Veterans Day story, but the World War II veteran passed away before she could do the story. Today, with Memorial Day coming up, she lets Webb tell one of his war stories with his own words as she runs a piece he wrote about an unfortunate training incident. (May 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Thanks, veterans

    Editor Don Whitten writes about the history of Armistice and Veterans Day and urges all to thank the veterans they know and honor all that serve our country. (November 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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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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        Thank a veteran this weekend

        Veterans Day is Sunday and it’s time to seek out the veterans in your family, your neighborhood, your church, et cetera, Editor Don Whitten writes, to thank them for their service to our country and for giving us the rights we enjoy today. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Vets honored at ceremony

          U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Abruscato spoke of three common beliefs most veterans share during the annual Veteran’s Day celebration Friday — honor to have served; sacrifice for a nation and its people and pride in doing their part. (November 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Thank a veteran today – and every other day, too

            We’re losing our veterans at a fast rate because of age, but that shouldn’t mean that we don’t honor the ones still with us and those serving today on Veterans Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the special holiday and what it means to him. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Vets honored at ceremony

              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)

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                Who we celebrate on Veterans Day

                American Legion national commander Jimmie L. Foster writes a guest column to give thanks for veterans who have served our country, and to explain who we celebrate Veterans Day for. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Saluting our vets

                  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.

                   (November 9, 2010, Page 1)

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