Video: Audie Murphy Day celebrates heroes

by | Jun 28, 2018 | Latest

A military World War II diorama was part of this year’s Audie Murphy Day parade and drew attention from crowds prior to the start of the program at the Onion Shed. (Wyndi Veigel/The Farmersville Times)

It has been 50 years since Farmersville lost its only citizen killed in the Vietnam War. While remembering Tommy Caraway and Audie Murphy Saturday, June 23, the grief was still perceivable.

To honor Caraway, who was the absentee Grand Marshal of the Audie Murphy Day parade, a riderless horse led by Molly Hunt was walked around the downtown square prior to the start of the parade.

Hunt wore all black, symbolizing Caraway’s widow left behind by the vestiges of war.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

For the complete story see the June 28 edition or subscribe online.

To view video of the riderless horse preceding the parade in honor of those who have died as a result of war see below.

 

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