President Ronald Reagan — Memorial Day 1986

May 26, 1986 Memorial Day President Ronald Reagan is credited with reviving the practice of honoring Memorial Day and its meaning.  One of Reagan’s most memorable speeches, in fact, was given on Memorial Day 1986 at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. “Today is the day we put aside to remember the fallen heroes and pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again.  It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others.  It’s a day […]

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Memorial Day History

Remembering America’s War Heroes America has a long history of military members who have shown extraordinary courage, with many willingly giving their lives to secure the freedoms our nation enjoys, freedoms we often take for granted. On Memorial Day (originally known as Declaration Day) we honor the sacrifice of these brave men and women. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head on an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republc (GAR) — established Declaration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with […]

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Constitutional Convention

May 25, 1787 May 25 was a key day in the history of our constitutional republic. When the War for Independence ended in 1783, America was operating its national government under the Articles of Confederation. But that government had many flaws that needed to be corrected, so efforts were begun to address these issues. In March 1785, the Mount Vernon Conference, with delegates from Virginia and Maryland, met at George Washington’s home to address tense issues that existed between the two states. The positive outcome suggested that perhaps a meeting with additional states could be successful in addressing other issues. […]

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Trump Awards Medal of Valor to Fallen DART Officer Brent Thompson

By Deb Riechmann — Associated Press May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday May 22, including Corsicana’s Brent Thompson.  Officer Thompson, of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department, was killed July 7, 2016, during a shootout with a man who had just killed three Dallas police officers and wounded three others with an assault rifle. Thompson’s actions created a distraction that allowed others to aid the wounded and gave cover to officers so they could force the attacker inside a building where he was […]

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Texas Veterans Parade Returns to Corsicana May 18

Corsicana Daily Sun Seventy-four years is a long time for a patriotic town like Corsicana to go without a parade to honor our Veterans.  At 10 a.m. Saturday May 18, when the first bands, floats, and historic military vehicles step off from the corner of the Navarro County Courthouse headed for the historic brick streets of downtown Corsicana. Parade Founder Bill McNutt shared this information.  Mr. McNutt is a 1973 graduate of Corsicana High School.  His father, L. William McNutt, Jr. was President of Collin Street Bakery and a Word War II Army Sergeant. Q & A with Parade Founder […]

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Victory In Europe Day

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day occurred on May 8, 1945, and is annually commemorated to celebrate the end of WWII in Europe. One day earlier, German forces unconditionally surrendered to the Allies, but the Allied nations would continue fighting the Japanese for three more months before they, too, finally surrendered. The Germans surrender After the suicide of Hitler on 30 April 1945, it was left to Grand Admiral Donitz, who had been President of the Third Reich for a week, to surrender. Donitz travelled to General Eisenhower’s HQ at Reims in France, and, in the presence of senior officers from […]

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Navarro County Republican Women

The next meeting of the Navarro County Republican Women will be: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Republican Headquarters, located at 111-B West 3rd Avenue, in downtown Corsicana. Social time and lunch begins at 11:30am, with the meeting and program to begin promptly at noon.   Guest speaker is Kasundra Brown.  She is a self-described “out of the closet” Republican since voting for Trump in 2016.  She has jumped right in with her desire to become more vocal on the Texas Republican scene.  She wants to assist the party with cultural boundaries.  She belongs to the […]

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Navarro County Republican Women General Information

Meeting Dates and Officers Working and winning together for Navarro County, the great state of Texas, and the United States of America. NCRW Meeting Dates for 2019 January 22 March 26 May 28 September 24 October 22 For each meeting, social time and lunch begins at 11:30 AM, followed by the meeting and program at noon. Make lunch reservations by contacting Nancy Smith at 903-872-4523 or janbalow@aol.com. Lunch is $7 at the door. Contact Information: Janice Barlow: 903-345-9271 or janbarlow@aol.com Nancy Smith: 903-872-4523 Officers: Janice Barlow President and Communications Liz Smith Vice President / Program Chair open PAC Treasurer / […]

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Join the NCRW

YES, I want to join NAVARRO COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN Annual Membership dues $25.00 for 2019 Name: _______________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________ City:____________________________________ST___________Zip______________ Husband’s First Name:__________________ Your Occupation:______________________ Home Phone:__________________________ Cell Phone:_________________________ Email:________________________________________________________________ Please return this form and your check for $25, payable to Navarro County Republican Women. Mail to:  NCRW Treasurer P.O. Box 1272 Corsicana, TX 75151 Political ad paid for by Navarro County Republican Women, PAC. P. O. Box 1272, Corsicana, TX 75151. Contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes. Corporate contributions are not permitted. Not authorized by any candidate or committee.

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Republicans Hear From Navarro County Justice Panel

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun April 5, 2019 Members of the Navarro County Republican Party heard from local judges Tuesday evening April 2 during a regular meeting at its headquarters. Precinct Chairs discussed regular business, preparations for future elections and voter engagement in addition to hearing from 13th District Judge James Lagomarsino, County Court-At-Law Judge Amanda Putman, and County Judge H.M. Davenport.  Each of the judges ran as Republicans, but spoke in a largely nonpartisan role Tuesday evening. After providing a brief summary of the types of cases each hears in their court, the judges discussed the underlying […]

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