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November 5, 2012

Various groups holding Veterans Day events all week long

PARKER COUNTY — Parker County is known for its patriotism and in order to celebrate that, numerous organizations will be setting up events throughout the week in honor of Veteran’s Day, which is next Sunday, Nov. 11.

“That’s what we’re all here for,” American Legion Post 163 past commander Ron Chandler said of the support of veterans. “We’re pleased that we’re starting to see more veterans and their families come out and participate as well.”

Thursday

The Veteran’s Day week activities kick off Thursday, as the Parker County Republican Women will be honoring local military hero and Battle of the Bulge survivor Chuck Katlic.

The luncheon, held at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, begins at 11 a.m. with a social session, followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Member tickets are $15 per person, and reservations may be made through Sonja Davis, at 817-443-3870 or parkercorepublicanwomenrsvp@gmail.com.

Weatherford College is also hosting a veteran’s event for the community Thursday, with a flag ceremony in observance of the holiday.

A tribute to military past, present and future, will begin with music by the WC Howlin’ Band at 10:45 a.m. at the Ed Kramer Veteran’s Plaza in front of the new academic building.

Following the concert, WC president Kevin Eaton and board chairman Frank Martin, both veterans themselves, will speak, with the college choir and several solo singers indulging the crowd in song.

Representatives for the military branches will post military flags, and a list of local fallen heroes who were killed in action will be read out loud, with a single toll of a bell to mark each name.

“Altogether, truly a fitting tribute for our men and women who have and are serving our country in one of our military forces,” Ralph Willingham, director of admissions and VA Affairs at WC, said.

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