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5/21/05-Bullard

Hundreds In Bullard Honor the "Red, White and Blue"

By land, sea and air. Thousands of men and women fight for U.S. freedom.
Saturday marked Armed Forces Day and in Bullard, all branches of military service were honored. All a part of the annual Red, White and Blue festival.
It's a throwback to the days when American families gathered on the downtown square, in red, white and blue style to let the soldiers young and old know they are heroes.
"They make these events possible by giving us the liberty and the freedom to do this," said Cecil Harper, a retired Navy Chaplin.
The freedom to smile, to laugh and enjoy the sun. Children said their favorite part of the whole event was the candy. The children enjoyed a day of fun, keeping in mind the people who make it possible.
"They are working hard to keep our country, to protect our country and they are giving their lives for us," said Paige Tritten.
"The little kids, as they see that all these people are supporting the people in uniform, they come to see that as an important symbol," said Tiffany Fuller, Miss Armed Forces.
From veterans, to those still serving, everyone was all smiles--all happy to wear their countries colors.
"Bigger and better every year," said veteran Larry Jones. "Bullard Texas is a good little town."
All veterans and soldiers in attendance were honored in a ceremony as well. Family members of soldiers currently overseas stood in their place to represent them.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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