The anniversary of Audie Murphy earning the Congressional Medal of Honor will be celebrated Monday, June 15 in downtown Farmersville.
The event marks the 75th anniversary of Murphy’s award and will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the gazebo.
Because of restrictions presented by COVID-19, the city’s annual celebration was cancelled. Organizers said Monday’s gathering will be a time to “honor, thank and remember all who have served and selflessly given in support of our nation’s defense and national security.”
The ceremony will feature a flag raising, proclamation, reading of Murphy’s June 15, 1945 homecoming, comments from local VFW officials and a wreath will be placed on the city’s military memorial.
The event will be livestreamed via Facebook. com/Audie Murphy Day in Farmersville, Texas. For the full story, see the June 11 issue or subscribe online.
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