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The River City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a memorial wreath at the Doughboy Statue in Veteran’s Plaza at Overton  Park in honor of Veterans Day. The wreath was presented by Regent Natalie Payne and Vice Regent Nancy Foshee. Speaker for the ceremony was retired USAF & USMC, Clyde Harden, who is president  and CEO of interactive security electronics. Taps was played by Aaron Deaton, bugler for the Millington Naval Band. And Amazing Grace was performed by Gary Goldsmith, piper. The Doughboy Statue was made in 1926 of copper from pennies that were collected by local school children at a cost of $15,000 and is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was designed and constructed by sculptor Nancy Hahn.

Tipton-Rosemark Academy hosted a day for the Veterans including breakfast and program on Nov. 11. The event kicked off at 8:30 a.m., and area veterans were invited to share the day with the TRA students.

The Veterans Honor Tour Reception that was held at the Munford Funeral Home, Millington Chapel last Nov.7. The business honored more than 30 nominees for their service in all branches of the military. Pictured are Bevelyn and Douglas Justice and Munford Funeral Home owner, Brent Taylor. Justice, of Munford, won the Honor Tour and is planning to fly to Washington, D.C. next Spring to enjoy the cherry blossoms and the war memorials. Munford Funeral Home will pay the hotel and airplane costs. Chick-Fil-A, Chili’s and McDonalds have donated gift certificates. Congressman Stephen Fincher has arranged for the Justices to eat in the Senate Dining Room.

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