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The DAWGS of Murphy and the Murphy Tribute Association are teaming up for the 5th Annual DAWGS Family Photography Charity Event to support the Murphy Veterans Tribute. The event will be held on Sunday, November 14th, 2021, Veterans Day weekend from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Each year the DAWGS hold a family photography event to help families with family portraits in time for the holidays, and to help a local charity. This year the DAWGS and Murphy Tribute Association are teaming up. The event is called DAWGS for Heroes and proceeds benefit the Murphy Tribute Association to help fund the Murphy Veterans Tribute.
For a minimum $50.00 tax-deductible donation, families will have a professional quality outdoor photography session with a DAWGS photographer at Central Park in Murphy, located at the West entrance near PSA Sports. Families will be able to download their high-quality photographs within days of the event and have use of the images for non-commercial purposes. Photographers can provide special editing at an extra charge, if needed.
The sessions will be booked in 20-minute intervals and families can sign up for multiple sessions, although a minimum donation is asked for each session.
Santa will be there with photo opportunities. No early sign-up is needed for Santa pictures. Come any time between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. For a picture with Santa, a $5.00 donation is recommended.
To schedule your session with a DAWGS photographer go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094BA8AF23A3F85-dawgs4
Location of Photoshoot:
Murphy Central Park
550 North Murphy Road
East Parking Lot next to PSA
The Gala will be on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Cross Creek Ranch in Parker, Texas.The tickets are $100 each and and we guarantee a night of fun! We will have a live and silent auction along with dinner, beer, wine and a guest speaker. All donations are welcome. This year's guest speaker fee was donated by Lou and Sue Diamond.
WHO IS BRIAN FLEMING?
Brian Fleming is an inspiring military keynote speaker. He is a combat-wounded Afghanistan war veteran, international speaker, and resilience trainer who helps people be more resilient in tough, turbulent situations. He was severely wounded in action by a suicide bomber who exploded 3-feet away from him in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and now he teaches strategies for overcoming unexpected challenges.
Over the past decade as an author and military keynote speaker, Brian has spoken to over half a million people in live audiences across 42 US states, in 7 countries, and on 4 continents and has been featured on every major news network in the United States on his topic. He speaks for associations, conventions, and Fortune 500 audiences of all sizes--his smallest audience was 7 people and his largest to date is over 30,000!
We are honored again this year to have the talents of James Brumit as the GALA Auctioneer and this year he will also be the emcee for the night. James went to the Auctioneer School in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He has been doing benefit auctions for many years.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BUYING A FLAG OR FLAGPOLE FOR THE MURPHY VETERANS TRIBUTE PROJECT?
To provide a welcoming environment for visitors to give honor, respect and gratitude to all veterans; and the opportunity to educate future generations as to the price paid for the freedoms we are privileged to enjoy today
The Murphy Veterans Tribute Project began as a vision of a handful of residents of Murphy, Texas. They all had a common desire to erect a tribute to the dedicated members of the United States military; past, present and future. The City of Murphy,TX generously supported this project and donated a plot of land for the future project. We ar
The Murphy Veterans Tribute Project began as a vision of a handful of residents of Murphy, Texas. They all had a common desire to erect a tribute to the dedicated members of the United States military; past, present and future. The City of Murphy,TX generously supported this project and donated a plot of land for the future project. We are presently in fundraising mode. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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Poem Worth Reading
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Veteran died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?
Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.
He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.