Texas Veterans Parade announced the creation of the Joe Barton – Ron Wright Congressional Trophy to be awarded annually to a government official who has demonstrated love for veterans and done the most to promote the mission of the organization during the past year.
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The Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting an afternoon of stories and information on Code Talkers from World War I and World War II from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the Cook Center Planetarium at 3100 W. Collin St. in Corsicana.
The last Medal of Honor recipient from the Pacific in World War II, Hershel “Woody” Williams will be in Corsicana to dedicate the Navarro County Gold Star monument at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 on the historic Navarro County Courthouse lawn.
Barely eight square miles in size, Iwo Jima was a desolate volcanic island – a seemingly inconsequential speck in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean – that, beginning 75 years ago on Feb. 19, 1945, served as the unlikely ground for one of the most vicious and pivotal battles of World War II.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Gold Star Family Memorial will begin at 10 a.m on Saturday, Nov. 2 on the Navarro County Courthouse lawn.
The last living Medal of Honor holder from Iwo Jima and the Pacific War, Hershel “Woody” Williams will be at the Corsicana/Ennis game on Friday, Nov. 1 to honor his fellow Iwo Jima Marine, Jack Lummus. He will flip the coin prior to the game at Tiger Stadium in Corsicana and present the Medal of Honor trophy.
Hershel "Woody" Williams, a uniquely American hero and Medal of Honor recipient from World War II and the battle for Iwo Jima, will be in Corsicana Saturday, Nov. 2 to break ground for the Navarro County Gold Star Monument on the Courthouse lawn.