Audie Murphy Day
GREENVILLE, Texas – To honor and remember our nation’s military heroes, Audie Murphy Day will be Saturday, May 13th. This annual event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum to celebrate Audie Leon Murphy, the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, as well as military veterans and those currently serving our country.
Audie Murphy Day, May 13th, centers on the life of Audie Murphy, a native son of Hunt County, war hero, Hollywood film star and accomplished songwriter. This year’s events will consist of a variety of speakers, displays and living history demonstrations. Noted speakers include Col. Richard Kaniss, President of the Association of United States Army North Texas Audie Murphy Chapter, music journalist Coy Prather, actor Brett Halsey and a WWII encampment by Able Company, 1st Battalion, 502ndparachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
Actor Brett Halsey has starred in over 100 films and was in To Hell & Back with Audie Murphy. Some of his best known films include Return of the Fly and the Godfather: Part III. He earned a Golden Globe for his performance in Desire in the Dust and for the tv episode “New Star of the Year” in Follow the Sun.
Saturday morning’s events will be held at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center at 5501 Hwy 69 South in Greenville and the afternoon and evening events will move to the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum located at 600 I-30 East in Greenville. A regular admission charge of $6 adults, $4 seniors and $2 students will apply to enter the Museum. These are just some of the activities taking place. Contact the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum at (903) 450-4502 or visit the website at www.amacmuseum.com for additional information. Funding for this event is provided in part by the City of Greenville Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax