Audie Murphy Day
Winner of The Texas Downtown Association's "Community Spirit Award"
Winner of The Farmersville Times "Best Annual Event" Award-Reader's Poll
Mark your calendar! Audie Murphy Day will be on Saturday, June 21, 2014
Did you know? The Rike Memorial Library in Farmersville has an Audie Murphy Display! Library website
Schedule of Events: June 21, 2014
7:30-9 AM Veterans check in at First Baptist Church. Special military exhibits will be on display and refreshments will be served. Merchandise will be available for sale.
10 AM Commemorative Air Force Flyover and then downtown parade begins. Veterans will be riding. Historic military vehicles, classic cars and more will be featured.
10:45 AM Program under the Onion Shed. Local veterans, active duty personnel and Audie Murphy will be honored. Special participation by the Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard. Merchandise will be available for sale.
12 noon: Reception for Veterans at First Baptist Church.
8-10 AM: Historic Bain-Honaker Museum open for tours with special patriotic display, at 108 College Street.
9 AM - 4 PM: Rike Memorial Library- come see the Audie Murphy exhibit, 203 Orange Street.
About Audie Murphy Day: Audie Murphy Day in Farmersville, Texas began in 1999 as a solemn remembrance of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of World War II, who came home to a hero's welcome in downtown Farmersville in 1945. Today this Main Street Program event draws thousands and honors our local veterans as well as our "hometown hero" Audie Murphy. Popular activities over the years have included a parade, (complete with local Vets riding in historic vehicles), a brief program giving biographical information about Audie Murphy, a roll call of local veterans, and military exhibits.
Now available for purchase: DVD of Texas Legislative Medal of Honor Ceremony~10-29-13 for $10
This 50 minute DVD documents the ceremony held in downtown Farmersville on October 29, 2013, during which Audie Murphy was presented posthumously with the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Includes special comments after the ceremony by Joe Helmberger, Mayor; Ben White, City Manager; Jim Foy, Mayor Pro Tem; State Representative Scott Turner; Frances Dyer Hickman; Parker Mason, Kayla McCarns and Jordan Durbin.
Available for $10, includes shipping. Contact Lisa Eastman, Farmersville Chamber of Commerce, 972-782-6533 email@example.com
Thank you to our Major Audie Murphy Day 2013 Sponsors:
Farmersville Centennial Committee
Wylie Drilling and Drainage, Inc
Gold Level Sponsors:
The Farmersville Times
TAPS Public Transit
Silver Level Sponsors:
Armen Oriental Rug Cleaning
Bob Tedford Chevrolet
Bronze Level Sponsors:
Carole Bates, DDS
Dyer Drug Store
Farmersville Auto Supply
Farmersville Rotary Club
Mike and Billie Goldstein
VFW Post 7426
Banner Level Sponsors:
1st Quick Check
Cello-Wrap Printing Company
Community Health Service Agency
Farmersville Chamber of Commerce
Rep. Jodie Laubenberg
Re/Max Country Northeast
Main Street Antiques
In memory of Henry R. Hill
For more information: Farmersville Main Street Program, 972-784-6846 firstname.lastname@example.org
Audie Murphy Day 2014 Committee:
Joe Helmberger- Co-Chair
Jim Foy- Co-Chair
Adah Leah Wolf-Main Street Manager-Staff Liaison