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New Veterans Day event in the works

Committee formed to look at options, including parade

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:14 pm | Updated: 5:19 pm, Wed Sep 18, 2013.

Citing a need to honor local veterans and inform children about the sacrifices that secure their freedoms, a group of area residents met Wednesday in a meeting coordinated by The Kerrville Daily Times to discuss holding a new Veterans Day Celebration.

Currently, the VA hospital hosts an annual car show and Veterans Day ceremony on the weekend, and local veterans organizations take turns hosting a small morning event at the Kerr County Courthouse every Nov. 11. However, because local students are not dismissed from school to observe the federal holiday, and many people work during the day, some members of the veteran community and their supporters want an event more accessible to residents. To that end, Mark Armstrong, Kerrville Daily Times’ assistant managing editor, led a meeting at the downtown Schreiner Mansion to discuss options for a new annual event.

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  • hookem897 posted at 9:29 pm on Thu, Sep 19, 2013.

    hookem897 Posts: 46

    This is absolutely pathetic. The Kerrville Daily Times is supposed to cover the news, not be a part of it. Mark Armstrong is supposed to be an editor, not a community leader. Not only are the publisher, the owners, the M.E., and Assistant M.E. remarkably obtuse for not understanding what really is going on in our community -- as evidenced by a complete lack of investigative or insightful reporting on local issues -- but now they (especially Armstrong) have sunk to a new low by making Tom Holden photograph and Sean Batura interview one of his colleague for being part of the story.

    Nonetheless, I am delighted to see that local veterans, the cornerstone of the community, will be more appropriately honored by our town.

     

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