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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Veterans

National POW/MIA Day today

Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. and local author Gene Hays writes a guest column for “Your Turn,” reminding all that today is National POW/MIA Day and looking at the meaning behind the day. (September 19, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Maralyn Howell Bullion writes about the annual Memorial Day ceremony, praising the participants and those who attended, suggesting a location move back to the Oxford Square and urging everyone to thank a veteran every day instead of just on holidays. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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      Community remembers fallen heroes

      Community members joined together Monday at the National Guard Armory to honor and say good bye to those veterans who have died. (May 27, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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        Veteran nursing homes cut rate

        Residents of Mississippi’s veteran nursing homes will pay $3 less per day after the Mississippi State Veterans Affaird Board cut the daily tate from $53 to $50. (May 27, 2014, Page 16)

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          Fallen heroes recalled Monday

          Memorial Day events set for Monday. (May 23, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Russ Fisher writes to thank coffee groups at the Beacon and Handy Andy for donations to local veterans, Linda Arrington writes to urge people to spay and neuter their pets and to help with projects that accomplish that goal, and Charlene Ott writes to take issue with a recent column by Jimmy Reed. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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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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                Letters to the Editor

                Shirley Carothers submitted a poem written to honor veterans on Veterans Day, while Betty Williams writes with information and a reminder that November is Native American Heritage Month. (November 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Thank a veteran today

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray, sparked by a visit to the “Virtual Vietnam Wall,” recalls the sacrifices of members of the military and urges all to thank a veteran whenever you can. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

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                    July 4 begins with a bang

                    There is no shortage in Fourth of July events in Oxford this year with new and old favorites beginning on Wednesday that will honor veterans, raise money for area organizations and speak to the spirit.

                    (more…) (July 2, 2013, Page 1)

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