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DeKalb Fair to honor local veterans

POSTED: June 7, 2017 2:27 p.m.

The DeKalb County Fair will be honoring local veterans with special recognition Monday night, July 17, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion, alonw with a special exhibit for them on "Memory Lane" at the fairgrounds this year.

Organizers are seeking names, photos, and other military information of veterans now in preparation for exhibit. The 2017 DeKalb County Fair with the help of Liberty State Bank, will be adding a Veterans Exhibit on Memory Lane this year at the fair. We are asking everyone who knows a veteran to please send us your information, said spokesperson Ria Baker.

"We’d love a copy of a picture with their name, branch of service and the years served. Past years to present, all men who served in wartime or keeping peace." she said. This building will also have exhibits of any memorabilia we can get from different wars and lists of all the names we can verify through records and we have access to, "Baker added.

The Veterans Exhibit on Memory Lane will be open July 17-22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly during this year’s DeKalb County Fair.

You may contact Ria Baker at 615-529-2840 or leave your information and photo at any of the Liberty State Bank locations. Please do not bring any pictures unless they are copies and be sure to put the name on the back.

"It’s a labor of honor and respect in progress and we hope to add to it yearly. Help us out by sharing your information and by coming by to see the building," Baker concluded.

 

 
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