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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Veterans Day

Kudos to the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts

Lafayette High hosts a Veterans Day program and Oxford was the site of a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony, and we applaud the schools and all involved with this manner of teaching our children about government, service, honor and citizenship. (November 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Soldiers honored at ceremony

    Local veterans, both old and young, were honored Tuesday during the community Veterans Day ceremony at the National Guard Armory.

     (November 12, 2014, Page 1)

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      Thank You!

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a visit to Arlington National Cemetery as he relates the story of Audie Murphy in World War II and urges everyone to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service. (November 11, 2014, Page 4)

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        Veterans give us the freedom we enjoy every day

        Our View thanks all veterans for their service to this country and urges everyone to thank a veteran today for all they’ve given to us. (November 11, 2014, Page 4)

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          Vets credit military for their success

          Three local veterans will participate in Second Baptist Church’s first Veterans’s holiday this weekend. While each man’s story is different, they share a love of country. (November 10, 2014, Page 1)

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            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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