Mayor Adds Final Touches To Vets Day Celebration

Comanche Veterans Celebration 2014
Schedule of Events

The boy who went to war...

The boy who went to war…

Thursday, November 6: Comanche Airport

Bring items to be displayed to the hangar for set- up beginning at 10:00 A.M. All military memorabilia welcomed. Please have a write up giving the significance of the display.

Friday, November 7: 4:00 P.M.

Arrival of Devil Dog B25 Aircraft. Contact Marvin McKinnon for details.

Saturday, November 8:

7:00 8:30 A.M. Free Breakfast for Veterans, spouses, spouses of deceased Veterans, exhibitors, and those involved in the opening ceremony. 7:00

9:00 A.M. Opening Ceremony at Comanche Airport. Speakers include State Representative J.D. Sheffield and Mayor Ronnie Clifton. Posting of Colors: Fort Hood. National Anthem: Carrissa Cole from Comanche High School.

Exhibits open for viewing following opening ceremony at Comanche Airport Hangar as well as Comanche Museum.

Sunday, November 9: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Chili Luncheon at Comanche Community Center, Veterans eat free! Donations accepted from others.  All proceeds benefit Comanche Museum.

7:00 P.M

Veterans Concert (Free) at Austin Street Opry House. Featured singers include: Danny Bingham and Band, Tim Turnbow, Charlie Green, Jud Woodley, Grant Reid, Kay Qaust, Shanna Bear, and Garrett Robinson.

Songs include: If The Wall Could Talk, Voices From The Wall, Fightin’ Side Of Me, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Ballad Of The Green Beret, Galveston, Arlington, Ballad Of Ira Hays, God Bless America, Service Branches Medley, Another Soldier Coming Home, How Great Thou Art, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, 50,000 Names Carved In A Wall, Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning, America, and Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly.

Monday, November 10

10:00 A.M. Airport Hangar Open For Visiting. Also please plan to visit the Comanche Museum for more military memorabilia.

7:00 P.M.

Free Movie, popcorn, and drinks. Comanche High School Commons.

Two clips of Medal Of Honor Recipients. First is Tibar Rubin who earned his medal while serving in Korea during that conflict. The second will feature Bruce Crandall who earned his medal while serving in Viet Nam. Mr. Crandall’s role has also been featured in the film: We Were Soldiers.

The movie itself which is a combination film and documentary is entitled Corregidor: The Road Back. This movie is a true story of how a handful of American paratroopers would take this well armed Japanese island fortress back in just two weeks time. One of those paratroopers is Dr. William (Bill or Doc) Calhoun from Comanche. He is featured in the movie recalling the heroism of the 503rd Airborne in retaking this vital island in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Tuesday, November 11: 9:00 A.M.

Veterans Reception at Comanche High School hosted by Teachers and Students from CHS.

9:45 A.M.

15th Annual Comanche High School Veterans Day Program. Introduction of Veterans by Comanche High School and H.R. Jefferies Junior High Students, Songs by CHS students in Mrs. Kim Reedy’s Guitar Class. Also introduction of First Responders, Comanche Volunteer Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, Comanche Police Department, and Department of Public Safety Officers.

11:30 A.M.

Free Hamburger Lunch For Veterans at Comanche First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. This event is hosted by Leadership Students from Comanche High School who are sponsored by Comanche Electric Cooperative Association.

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About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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