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Veterans Day 2005 Ceremony

Texas State Cemetery

TSC_Invitation.jpg (26132 bytes) Baylor University Alumni Association sponsored the Memorial Marker for Baylor alumnus and Medal of Honor recipient Jack Lummus.
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TSC_8.jpg (13735 bytes) The flagstaff to the left of the Visitor Center at the Texas State Cemetery is the tallest in Texas. The single-star state flag flying from the staff was also the flag of the Republic of Texas.
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TSC_17.jpg (36669 bytes) The Visitors Center at the Texas State Cemetery is made of Texas limestone. The design of the center resembles the long barracks at the Alamo and the granary at Mission San Jose. 
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TSC_10.jpg (26382 bytes) The seal is a part of the floor inside the entrance of the Visitors Center, and part of the Texas State Cemetery's restoration project, 1994-97. The seal's inclusion marked the successful completion of the project in 1997.
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TSC_5.jpg (24267 bytes) The view is the back of the Visitors Center from inside the Texas State Cemetery. The path on the left leads down to Monument Hill, Section I where Jack's cenotaph is located. 
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TSC_14.jpg (22097 bytes) Wreath Laying Ceremony: Left to right, Brigadier General Maria Owens, Mrs. Zita W. (Crow) Wright, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Mr. William D. Underwood, Interim President, Baylor University.
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TSC_13.jpg (26225 bytes) Wreath Laying Ceremony: Wreath laid at Jack Lummus Monument.
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TSC_15.jpg (32371 bytes) Wreath Laying Ceremony: Wreath laid at VE-VJ Monument.
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TSC_12.jpg (20658 bytes) The Texas Flag that flew over the Texas State Cemetery on the morning of Veterans Day 2005 is presented to members of the Jack Lummus Family by Harry Bradley, Superintendent, Texas State Cemetery.
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TSC_18.jpg (39366 bytes) VE-VJ Monument with wreath following the ceremony at the Texas State Cemetery on Veterans Day 2005.
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TSC_cenotaph.jpg (43055 bytes) Jack Lummus Monument with wreath following the ceremony at the Texas State Cemetery on Veterans Day 2005.
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TSC_3.jpg (42161 bytes) The view from the path on the left at the back of the Visitors Center inside the Texas State Cemetery leading down to Monument Hill, Section I where Jack's cenotaph is located. 

"above and beyond the call of duty..." 


Special Thanks

Baylor University Alumni Association:
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David Malone, President
Jeff Kilgore, Executive Vice President
Jim Nelson, Past President
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Texas State Cemetery:
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Harry Bradley, Superintendent
Jason Walker, Historian
Will Erwin, Historical Researcher

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Media:

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Mark Swanson, Austin American-Statesman
Art Chapman, Star-Telegram
JoAnn Livingston, Ennis Journal
Liz Austin, Associated Press
Fox/7 News-Austin
News 8-Austin

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Veterans Day 2005: Program   1st Lieutenant Jack Lummus 


The pictures are courtesy of Mary Nell Glaspy, Ennis, Texas. The information opposite pictures is courtesy of the Texas State Cemetery.


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