Saturday, 23 May, 2020

Memorial Day - Rufus H. Day

The following is an excerpt from a story which ran in our annual newsletter, Vol. 18 – 2019. Rufus H. Day fought in the Civil War, became a prisoner of war, and ultimately died as a law enforcement officer. Born: February 8, 1839 in Hot Springs, Arkansas – 2nd oldest of ...

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Friday, 22 May, 2020

Memorial Day - Fred Pugh, Jr., A Family's Waiting and Wondering

Because the U.S. military has only been involved in limited actions in the last sixty years, we don’t read many reports in our local newspapers about service members who have been injured, or tragically been killed in those conflicts.  However, during World War II, and particularly in the Athens Review, ...

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Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Memorial Day - William T. Eustace, Serving Abroad and At Home

We all enjoy the Memorial Day holiday and while we’re having fun, we also probably remember that its true purpose is to remember those in the military who have died for their country. Each was an individual and (of course) each had a family and friends – many of whom ...

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Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

Memorial Day - Stories of Bravery and Sacrifice

Just inside the gates of the Athens Cemetery stands the Veteran’s Memorial – a proud symbol of honor and recognition of the men and women who answered the call to serve their country. Some were killed in action while others are still missing. Thankfully, many returned home to their loved ...

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Thursday, 14 May, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT - 2020 Annual Meeting Scheduled

The board of directors of the Athens Cemetery Association will meet in special session on Tuesday, May 19th beginning at 4:30 p.m. under the pavilion of the East Texas Arboretum located at 1601 Patterson Road in Athens. Social distancing will be practiced for safety.The purpose of this meeting is to ...

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