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November 10, 2012

Honoring long line of American heroes

GREENVILLE — Saturday morning in Greenville belonged to those who have served the country, as a Veterans Day parade wound its way through downtown.

Multiple veterans groups participated alongside area fire departments, local law enforcement and equestrian entries. The parade, sponsored by the American Red Cross of Hunt County was held as a way to celebrate heroes past and present and also drew pockets of flag waving admirers along Lee and Washington Streets.

Veterans will continue to be honored with several events planned across the area during the next few days.

— A Reading of the Fallen is scheduled from 2 until 4 p.m. today at Park Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3500 Park Street in Greenville. There will be a reading of 1,750 names of fallen veterans to correspond with an event happening simultaneously throughout the nation. Those wanting additional information can contact Tonya Flanagan or Jason Hicks at 903-455-2220 or Dawn Fletcher at 903-441-5969.

— Monday’s activities at Texas A&M University-Commerce will begin with a Veterans Vigil Reception in the Rayburn Student Center. Ted Oats, Lt. Col. USAFR, (Ret.), who serves as Hunt County’s Veterans Service Officer, will be the keynote speaker, honoring the 65th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Conference Rooms.

— A Military Fly-by between the Science Building and Rayburn Student Center on campus is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday.

— Monday’s final event at Texas A&M University-Commerce campus is scheduled for 7 p.m. with an Aubrey Lynn & Yellow Rose Concert, sponsored by Ben E. Keith, at the Amphitheater on campus.

— Tuesday’s events will begin at 9 a.m. with a Veterans Benefit & Job Fair at the Rayburn Student Center Conference Rooms .

— A 5K Run sponsored by the Student Veteran Association and Walking mall is set for between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

— The University Chorale will perform Closing Ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday

— The Veterans Vigil will end at 6 p.m. Saturday with a Veterans Appreciation Ball in the Rayburn Student Center Conference Rooms. The event will be sponsored by the Student Veteran Association. Tickets for the events must be purchased in advance.

Those wanting additional information on the Veterans Vigil or related activities may contact Jessica Gosset at Jessica_Gossett@tamuc.edu or 903-886-5069.

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