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Women's Business Alliance to honor veterans, American Flag at next program

Weatherford Democrat - 10/26/2018

Oct. 25--The East Parker County Chamber Women's Business Alliance will honor veterans and the American Flag at its next program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Nov. 2 at Squaw Creek Golf Club in Willow Park.

The event will feature speeches from U.S. Army veteran with the American Legion Department of Texas Bret Watson, and U.S. Air Force veteran Lisa Marie Graves, who will each talk about their years of service and what the flag means to them.

"This event is such a great opportunity to pay tribute to two of our local heroes who have given freely and unselfishly to serve our country," EPCCC Director of Marketing and Events Staci Markwardt said. "The cost of peace and freedom is very important and we must never lose sight of those who fight for it."

The WBA will be assembling Pocket Flags in honor of the deployed, which will be taken to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 163 to be sent out in their "Treats for Troops" boxes.

"The event will hopefully inspire and recognize all Americans through education and acts of patriotism in hopes of raising awareness and increased appreciation of the price paid for our fundamental freedoms," Program Coordinator Rachael Watson said. "All of the veterans in Parker County inspire me to be a better person. I want to help people understand that freedom is not free and we should always remember those who have made sacrifices for those freedoms. I also want people to know just how important our country's flag is and the symbolism it has around the world. Maybe, just maybe, this event will inspire someone to stand and honor our colors rather than taking a knee."

The program is open to the public and guests who are not a member of the EPCCC can attend for $25.

Veterans Day will be Nov. 11 and marks the Centennial Commemoration of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.

For more information or to register for the event visit the EPCCC website at


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