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By Carol Grey Honza


November is traditionally a time to honor all our Veterans. This year will be no exception!  The annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration for Ellis County is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Civic Center in Waxahachie. 

Local plans are already in motion to locate as many Veterans as possible from Alma, Bardwell, Boyce, Bristol, Ennis, Ferris, Garrett, Palmer, Telico, and all surrounding communities of [East] Ellis County, to travel as a group to attend this annual event honoring our area Veterans.    


“The annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration is held in honor of all Veterans representing the five branches of service -- Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard, who have served (or, who are currently serving) our country. 

This includes World War II, the Korean Conflict, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other battles.  It also honors those Veterans who have served our nation during peacetime missions,” explained Alex Wensowitch, celebration committee member.


“East Ellis County Veterans need to be there to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their other Veteran brothers and sisters of the entire Ellis County area,” added Wensowitch.  “All local Veterans’ organizations [American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, etc.] are encouraged to notify their members of this wonderful opportunity to personally take part to be recognized and honored, and to receive this beautiful tribute for their contribution to our world – freedom.”


“If we are able to assemble a large enough group of Veterans attending from our area, we  hope to arrange a Veterans’ caravan leaving from Ennis to Waxahachie, via U.S. 287, ” said Marylyn Wylie, local committee member. 


Families and friends of Veterans are also encouraged to participate in the Veterans Appreciation Day caravan and celebration honoring those who served our country. 


Call a local Veterans Appreciation Day Committee Member:

  • If you are a Veteran and in need of transportation to the November 7th Celebration at the Civic Center in Waxahachie
  • If you are a family member or friend and would like to take part in a caravan trip to the Civic Center in Waxahachie [from Ennis via U.S. 287 to Waxahachie]
  • If you are interested in assisting with this Veterans Appreciation Day Program or transportation expenses

Local Veterans Appreciation Day Committee Members:      

Marylyn Wylie – 972-268-1651, Carol Spellman – 972-875-1554, or Alex Wensowitch -  972-875-8630.

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