Happy Juneteenth!

June 19, 1865 Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  It was June 19, 1865 that the Union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  Note this was two and a half years after President Lincoln ‘s Emancipation Proclamation — which had become official January 1, 1863.  The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order.  However, with the surrender of […]

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Flag Day: The Real Story Behind “Old Glory”

June 14, 1777 Flag Day commemorates June 14, 1777, when the Continental Congress passed a resolution “that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”  Since that time, generations of Americans have celebrated the flag as a symbol of our God-given freedoms and God-blessed nation.  In every American military campaign, “Old Glory” has been a symbol of our unique American freedoms and ideals. Interesting, “Old Glory” was the name that American merchant sea Captain William Driver placed on the […]

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Congressional District 6 Special Run-Off Election July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021 EARLY VOTING IN-PERSON TIMES AND LOCATION Navarro County Annex , 601 North 13th Street, Corsicana Monday July 19 thru Friday July 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.       VOTE CENTER LOCATIONS FOR JULY 27, 2021: Rice City Hall 203 E. Calhoun Street, Rice Chatfield Community Center 4808 FM Road 1603, Chatfield Martin Luther King Center 1114 East Sixth Avenue, Corsicana Kerens ISD Administration Building 200 Bobcat Lane, Kerens Eureka United Methodist Church 8644 South Highway 287, Corsicana Navarro College Cook Center 3200 West Seventh Avenue, Corsicana Navarro County Courthouse Annex 601 North 13th Street, […]

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Remembering D-Day Invasion and Its Significance

June 6, 1944 During World War II, the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.  Code-named “Operation Overlord”, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch on the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.  The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.  Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the […]

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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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RPT Chair Allen West “Freedom Isn’t Free” Navarro County Fundraiser

Saturday July 3, 2021 Jeffrey and Donna Carter invite you to join a backyard barbeque fundraiser / rally with special guest: Chairman & Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Allen West in support of the Republican Party of Texas Saturday, July 3, 2021 Doors open at 6:30 pm Fireworks show to begin at 9:00 pm RPNC_Carter Fundraiser Event 070321 For more information or to RSVP, please reply to Katarina Schaeffer kschaeffer@texasgop.org Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-3rd-backyard-bbq-with-republican-party-of-texas-tickets-154631359559

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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 Republic (GAR) — established Declaration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with […]

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Armed Forces Day

Celebrating America’s Military The third Saturday in May is a day set aside to honor all those who are either currently serving or have served in all branches of our nation’s Armed Forces! Unlike Veterans Day and Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day is the proper day to honor all the men and women who currently serve and all who have served, both active and former, in the reserves, National Guard, or on active duty. On July 26, 1947, America’s military was combined under the Department of Defense, when then President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act into law.  […]

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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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Special Called Executive Committee Meeting

The following is notice for a special called meeting for the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Navarro County: As Navarro County RPNC Chairman, Eric Ryan Meyers, I will be stepping down as County Chairman and will place a nomination for consideration of  a replacement Chair.  This nomination will be voted upon by the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Navarro County. Meeting Information: Republican Party of Navarro County Headquarters 111-B West Third Avenue Corsicana, Texas  75110 Date:  Thursday, April 15, 2021 Time:  Doors open at 6:00 PM / Meeting will start at 6:30 PM Please see the […]

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