Audie Murphy Day
Winner of The Texas Downtown Association's "Community Spirit Award"
Winner of The Farmersville Times "Best Annual Event" Award-Reader's Poll
The 17th Annual Audie Murphy Day will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016
The 16th Annual Audie Murphy Day was held on June 27, 2015. Over 220 veterans were honored! Many thanks to all who made this a successful event. See sponsor list here
Schedule for Audie Murphy Day 2016:
7:30-9 AM Veterans check in at First Baptist Church. (124 S. Washington Street). Special military exhibits on display and refreshments served. Merchandise available for sale.
10 AM Commemorative Air Force Flyover and then downtown parade begins. Veterans riding. Historic military vehicles, classic cars, horses, and more featured.
10:45 AM Program under the Onion Shed. Local veterans, active duty personnel and Audie Murphy to be honored. Merchandise available for sale.
12 noon: Reception for Veterans at First Baptist Church.
12 - 3 PM: Historic Bain-Honaker Museum open for tours with special patriotic display and celebration of their 150th year, at 108 College Street. Free.
1:30-2:30 PM: Actor Duffy Hudson presents one-man Audie Murphy show, at First Baptist Church
9 AM - 4 PM: Rike Memorial Library- see the Audie Murphy exhibit, 203 Orange Street.
About Audie Murphy Day: Audie Murphy Day in Farmersville, Texas began in 1999 as a solemn remembrance of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of World War II, who came home to a hero's welcome in downtown Farmersville in 1945. Today this Main Street Program event draws thousands and honors our local veterans as well as our "hometown hero" Audie Murphy. Popular activities over the years have included a parade, (complete with local Vets riding in historic vehicles), a brief program giving biographical information about Audie Murphy, a roll call of local veterans, and military exhibits.
Thanks to our major 2016 sponsors:
Farmersville Centennial Committee
Farmersville Family Medical Center
Farmersville Physical Therapy
Wylie Drilling and Drainage, Inc.
Gold Level Sponsors:
Lexington Medical Lodge
The Farmersville Times
Available for purchase: DVD of Texas Legislative Medal of Honor Ceremony~10-29-13 for $10
This 50 minute DVD documents the ceremony held in downtown Farmersville on October 29, 2013, during which Audie Murphy was presented posthumously with the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Includes special comments after the ceremony by Joe Helmberger, Mayor; Ben White, City Manager; Jim Foy, Mayor Pro Tem; State Representative Scott Turner; Frances Dyer Hickman; Parker Mason, Kayla McCarns and Jordan Durbin.
Available for $10, includes shipping. Contact Lisa Eastman, Farmersville Chamber of Commerce, 972-782-6533 email@example.com
Thank you to our major Audie Murphy Day 2015 Sponsors!
For more information: Farmersville Main Street Program, 972-784-6846 firstname.lastname@example.org
Audie Murphy Day 2016 Committee:
Joe Helmberger- Co-Chair
Jim Foy- Co-Chair
Joanne Coleman Scott Wagner
Adah Leah Wolf-Main Street Manager-Staff Liaison