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Numerous Plans Honoring Veterans, Heroes this Week in Hopkins County

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English II students at Sulphur Springs High School invite the public to view their “Gallery Walk” project honoring local heroes in a display at the Civic Center on Wednesday November 8 from 8:40am until 3:30pm.  Admission is free to the Gallery Walk.

On Friday November  10 at 11am, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Sulphur Springs will be hosting 3rd grade students of Travis Elementary School at an outdoor ceremony followed by a stew lunch inside the post home.  Local veterans and spouses are also invited.

Also on Friday November 10, SSHS will host a reception at noon in the school library  followed by a program at 1pm in the gym, to honor all who have served their country. Please park in the Teacher parking lot behind the Civic Center.

On the morning of Veteran’s Day, Saturday November 11 on Celebration Plaza and the Veterans Memorial, a special recognition program will be given starting at 11am.  Everyone is invited. Features of the program will be music of the military branches, a presentation of 245 military crosses made by member of the SSHS Woodworking classes, and a student reading of the 245 names inscribed on the walls of the Veterans Memorial. Also, a “War on Terrorism” bench will be dedicated by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsome.

Other events on Saturday November 11 will include  BBQ Cook-off by the local non-profit “Operation Victor Echo Tango” on the grounds of the Civic Center. Activities will begin at 8am with 23 cooking teams already signed up. After judging, serving will begin at 11:30am. Additionally, there will be National Guard and Army displays and activities for children, a clown and magic show and animals from Hearts of Life and Shadow Ranch. Tickets for BBQ lunch are $10 adult, $5 for kids under 12 and free for kids 6 and under.

Branded Ranch Rodeo plans a Salute to Veterans, a Parade and a Rodeo on Saturday November 11. At 9am, the parade will take a route from the Civic Center across the Sulphur Springs square and back on Houston Street. Outdoor family activities will begin at 11:30am including chuck wagon cooking, live music and  a horseshoe competition. Exciting Ranch Rodeo events will begin at 5pm. Tickets are $5 each.

The American Legion, Marine Corps organization and Boy Scouts will be placing flags honoring ALL veterans of all wars of the United States at City Cemetery, Shooks Chapel Cemetery, and Restlawn Memorial Park.

Members of the Kiwanis Club will be placing American flags along the major roadways and downtown areas of Sulphur Springs in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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