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Veterans celebrated with local event

by | Jun 9, 2016 | Life & Style

Nadine Murphy Lokey, Audie Murphy's sister, hugs Medal of Honor recipient Bob O' Malley during last year's Audie Murphy Day. Mr. O'Malley was the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War.

Nadine Murphy Lokey, Audie Murphy’s sister, hugs Medal of Honor recipient Bob O’ Malley during last year’s Audie Murphy Day. Mr. O’Malley was the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War.

Those looking forward to this year’s Audie Murphy Day are in for a treat as several new items are scheduled to be part of the June 18 festivities.

The annual celebration is held to honor veterans and active duty military personnel for their service, along with World War II’s most decorated soldier Audie Murphy.

This year marks the 17th year for Audie Murphy Day, which is a free Main Street Program event.

The event, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, will feature a listing of veterans and active duty personnel as well as deceased veterans. The activities include the traditional parade, a special Commemorative Air Force flyover and a reception for veterans and active duty personnel.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

For the complete story see the June 9 edition of The Farmersville Times or click here for the e-Edition.

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