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Annual Stephens County Memorial Day ceremony scheduled for Monday at veterans monument

Annual Stephens County Memorial Day ceremony scheduled for Monday at veterans monument
May 22
09:14 2020

Members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7767 and Auxiliary, along with Stephens County residents, will pay their respects on Memorial Day to those Stephens County veterans who have died in the past year.

The annual ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Stephens County Courthouse is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, on the courthouse lawn, 200 W. Walker St. in Breckenridge.

Each year, the names of the local veterans who died in the past year are added to the monument. Last year, a new stone was added to the memorial.

The following names have been added to the memorial this year:

William Andrews
Ernest Arnold Sr.
Gary Boyd
Hollis Brewer Jr.
James Fynboh
Johnnie Graves
Otto James Hall
Billy Clyde King
J.T. Lawrence
Bill Layne
Travis McElyea
C. L. Miller
Tommy Michell
Billy Nelson Jr.
Malcom Offield
Alfred Pierce
Teddie Robertson
Richard Lee Rogers
Don Screws
Herbert Smallwood
Marvin Smart
Kenneth Sorrells
Ray Spradling Jr.
Bill G. Thompson
Joe Williams
Norman Wilson
Jim Wolfenbarger
Weldon Brannan

To have a name added to the memorial next year, contact County Judge Michael Roach’s Office at 254-559-2190 or the County Veterans Service Officer at 254-559-5720.

The VFW and Stephens County accept donations for the yearly ceremony to honor the memory of the local veterans.

 

Cutline, top photo: This year, 28 names have been added to the Stephens County Veterans Memorial on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn. Each year, the names of local veterans who passed away in the past year are added to the monument. An annual Memorial Day ceremony is held to honor those veterans. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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