Audie Murphy Day
The 21st Annual Audie Murphy Day will be held Saturday, June 20, 2020!
Winner of The Texas Downtown Association's "Community Spirit Award"
Winner of The Farmersville Times "Best Annual Event" Award-Reader's Poll
Schedule for Audie Murphy Day 2020:
7:00-9 AM Veterans check in at First Baptist Church. (124 S. Washington Street). Special military exhibits on display and refreshments served. Merchandise available for sale.
9 AM Commemorative Air Force Flyover and then downtown parade begins. Veterans riding. Historic military vehicles, classic cars, tractors, and more featured.
9:45 AM Program under the Onion Shed. Local veterans, active duty personnel and Audie Murphy to be honored. Merchandise available for sale.
11:00 AM: Reception for Veterans at First Baptist Church.
11 - 3 PM: Historic Bain-Honaker Museum open for tours with special patriotic display focusing on women Veterans. 108 College Street. Free.
9 AM - 4 PM: Rike Memorial Library - 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 hundreds 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.
Thanks to our major 2019 sponsors:
Kimley-Horn & Associates
Wylie Drilling & Drainage, Inc.
Gold Level Sponsors:
Silver Level Sponsors:
Armen Oriental Rug Company of Dallas
Bronze Level Sponsors:
Farmersville Chamber of Commerce
Farmersville VFW Post No. 7426
Mike & Billie Goldstein
JD Russell Company
Joe & Debbie Helmberger
Main Street Antiques
Re/Max Country Northeast
Universal Transformer Company
Audie Murphy Day 2019 Committee:
Joe Helmberger- Co-Chair
Jim Foy- Co-Chair