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Talladega Daily Home (Newspaper) - November 11, 2012, Talladega, AlabamaSports turnovers costly in tide loss Page 1b Pell City veterans Day ceremony monday Talladega rotary donates canned food Sylacauga annual soup drive your Hometown newspaper for Talladega and St. Clair counties the daily Home 3a 1c 3a 1 Dollar sunday november 11, 2012 vet visits Wii Sites 67 years later 1 a a by Emily Ada shome staff writer Sylacauga a when Marvin Hardy fought in world War ii he never imagined he would set foot on those european battlegrounds again. But last month 67 years later he did. The 92-year-old Veteran spent the latter half of october travelling through Belgium and France visiting the very places he fought As a Young army Soldier in the 2nd infantry division. The two locations most significant to hardys War experience a Omaha Beach in France and Wali Ersheid Crossroads in Germany a were particularly special he said. A you get Goose bumps at times a Hardy said. A knowing what you had to go through while you were there knowing you re standing in the same place where you were 60 years ago. Sometimes you want to cry and on the other hand you want to at Omaha where Hardy came ashore in 1944 to begin his a first hard fight across Hill 192 in Normandy he was Able to lower an american Flag that now stands at the site. At Wah Ersheid where Hardy once led a patrol As part of the Battle of the bulge remnants of pillboxes and Foxholes remain. A a in a not absolutely positive because it had been partially filled up but i relieve i found Foxholes i helped dig the first Day we were there a he said. With two weeks to spend. Hardy and Birmingham based world War ii historian Joe Chesnut who made the trip with Hardy and pre Brian Schoenhals the daily Home Marvin Hardy looks at a Shadow Box containing his military medals and patches. In the Center is a purple heart flanked by Bronze Star and Good conduct medals. Arranged their activities were Able to visit Many world War ii monuments and talk with locals who much to Hardy a Surprise Are greatly appreciative of american veterans. A a in be heard it said that French and Belgium people hate americans but forget it a he said. A a it a not so. I was treated like Royalty everywhere i Chesnut has been on 17 trips to Europe and regularly takes groups of veterans to visit War locations offering More personalized trips than the Standard tour. He said the main take away is always the meaningful interaction with locals. A Thev treat our veterans better than we do Here a he said. A Marvin probably wrote his name More times than he has his whole life with All the people asking for autographs and pictures. It was a thrill for me to see him get that kind of attention a while there. Hardy received an honorary citizenship in veil Salm a City in Luxemburg Germany and his army portrait was permanently Hung in a pub in Bastogne Belgium. A my system and alcohol done to mix but they said i had to go into that bar so i did no to argue with them a Hardy said of the Surprise picture hanging. A i did notice they put me in a specific seat and then they uncovered my picture and its there from now on. I was surprised you better believe parts of the trip were emotional for Hardy As he vividly remembers the sense of loss that comes with War. A that was some trying times a he said. A you could be standing talking together and poof one of you is gone just that Quick. Let me Tell you if you Ever to go France or Belgium to Guild donates quilts to veterans homely Kenny Farmer special projects editor Pell City a upon arrival at the col. Robert l. Howard state veterans Home each resident will be Given a homemade quilt thanks to the hard work of Pell City a Friendship quilters Guild As Well As other nearby quilters. A a it a been a Long project and we re not Complete yet a said Peggy Williams president of the Friendship quilters Guild. A we still have about 50 More quilts to Complete but we wanted to get As Many Here As we could by veterans the Guild delivered 211 quilts to the veterans Home Friday afternoon. When the project is Complete All 254 Beds in the veterans Home will be covered with a homemade quilt. Each quilt made for the veterans contains the message a a of Honor and Comfort. A Manda Mountain director of the veterans Home. See Hardy Page 8a see quilts Page 8a Parade pays tribute to those who fought for their country Bob Crisp the daily Home a boy scout troop from Munford Rode in Talladega a veterans Day Parade saturday morning paying tribute to those who had fought for their Chris Norwoo Home staff writer Talladega a saturday morning was an almost perfect occasion for Tallad egans to come out and pay tribute to those who have put their lives on the line in defense of their country. Fhe weather was Cool but not cold the Parade was impressive and a decent crowd stayed for the ceremony on the courthouse Lawn. Boy scouts from Munford and Talladega fire trucks from Talladega and Waldo three marching bands police cars an armoured vehicle from Anniston and dozens of veterans from world Warfor More Parade pictures see Page 6a ii to the current global War on terror were on hand to participate. The ceremony was hosted by greater Talladega area chamber of Commerce director and. Army Veteran Mack Ferguson. The invocation was read by Sam Fate of it moral Baptist Church and local boy scouts raised the Flag. Mayor Larry Barton led the pledge of allegiance. Col. Cleve Jacobs retired introduced the mornings guest speak see Parade Page 8a�?shoes for Christmas Campaign under Way by Laura nation Atchison Home lifestyles editor the daily Home has launched its yearly shoes for Christmas Campaign and this year joins with Refuge ministries of St. Clair county first family services in North Talladega county and the Sylacauga Alliance for family enhancement in South Talladega county along with our readers to get the Job done. What the program does is provide As Many $25 certificates As possible to local schoolchildren who need them to get new shoes Lor Christmas. The Effort depends on the generous tradition of our readers for More than 35 years to make the Gram work. Each of the three 501 c 3 agencies helping this year will identify the children to receive the certificates. The daily Home serves As a collection Point and records All the donations. Each week during the Campaign reports of donations will appear in the daily Home every wednesday. Forms appear in fhe daily Home throughout the week to make it easy to donate and donations May be designated to any one of the three areas served. Donations made by mail May be sent to fhe daily Home. Box 977, Talladega Al 35161. See shoes Page 8a lets pause to say a thank you to our veterans inside weather opinion a i. I a today. Mostly sunny with a High near lifestyles.4a, 5a 72. Sports.1-4b tonight. A 20 per Community calendar.5b cent Chance of show dear Abby 8b a is and thunderstorms. Television Quot miss 9b classified.2-4c see obituaries Page 2 online at please Recycle Page 9 66000 10682 More than 5,000 copies of the daily Home bring the news free to students each week you con help while you Are on vacation Send to your newspaper off to school Talladega 362-1000 Pell City 884-3400 Sylacauga 249-4311

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