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Veterans

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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        Memorial Day service honors fallen heroes

        A somber Memorial Day Ceremony was held Monday in honor of all military veterans who gave all. (May 28, 2013, Page 1A)

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          Troops return, others prepare to depart

          Some area troops with the Mississippi National Guard have just come home from deployment overseas while others preparing to head to Afghanistan. In Oxford, veteran groups are busy preparing for Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony to honor all veterans who saw their final deployment in service to their country. (May 24, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

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            Highway 6 dedicated to wounded heroes

            A dedication ceremony to rename Highway 6 in Lafayette County to the Military Order of the Purple Heart was held Saturday in the Walmart Parking lot.Local and state officials attended the program including Ret. Brig. Gen. Ed Miller and Sen. Gray Tollison. (July 9, 2012, Page 1, 5)

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              Veterans Park opens Saturday

              After almost three years of fundraising, local veteran associations will be officially opening the Veterans Memorial Park this Saturday at 10 a.m. during a dedication ceremony. (June 25, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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                Sleeping Giant

                Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of “the day that will live in infamy,” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the event with closer looks at some involved – his father and also Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. (December 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Founding of the Marine Corps – A legacy is born

                  Guest columnist Gene Hays writes in celebration of the United States Marine Corps’ birthday and to tell about individual and group efforts by the Marines through their history. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Veterans’ supporters give generously

                    The campaign, “Stand Behind Those That Stood in Front of Us,” kicked off in March with the group aiming to raise the money by March 2012. Through the generosity of local people and organizations, the group has raised more than $33,000 with seven months to go in the year-long campaign. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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