Arlington Veterans Day Ceremony to Recognize Purple Heart Recipients
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 07, 2016, November 07, 2016

 Heart Recipients

Arlington residents and City leaders will be on hand to honor and recognize area veterans who have served in the Armed Forces at a special Veterans Day Commemorative Ceremony this Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Arlington Veterans Park Memorial.

The Arlington Veterans Park Memorial is located at 3600 West Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas 76015. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. on Friday and will also recognize veterans awarded the Purple Heart.

Information about each Purple Heart honoree will be compiled and printed in the program to be handed out at the ceremony.

The featured speaker for this year's event is Capt. Jamie Peace, a 2001 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a U.S. Marine combat infantry veteran with service from 2001 to 2010.

Capt. Peace was a rifle platoon commander and company executive officer with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, from 2002-2005, deploying to Djibouti, Sri Lanka, Kenya and extended combat operations in North Babil, Iraq.

Capt. Peace joined 1st Raider Battalion as a Marine Special Operations Team Commander from 2007-2010, where he deployed to Afghanistan. He analyzed, planned, and commanded more than 35 Special Operations missions with numerous U.S. Special Operations Forces throughout Helmand, Kandahar and Nimruz Provinces.

Tarrant County Criminal Court Judge Brent Carr and the Cowtown Music Club will provide special patriotic music for Friday's ceremony. The Men's Chorus, New World United Methodist Church, with Steven Couch directing, will sing the National Anthem.

Guests are invited to attend a complimentary luncheon at noon immediately following the ceremony at the park pavilion. To make your reservations for the luncheon and for more information, please contact Jim Runzheimer at 817-795-2020 or runz-law@att.net.

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