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World War II Veteran to Speak at Veterans Day Program

Posted on 11/09/16

November 9, 2016, Monroe, NC – The Union County Veterans Service Office will honor veterans at their annual Veterans Day program on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10:45 a.m. at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport during the annual Warbirds over Monroe Air Show.

The program's key note speaker is distinguished WW II Army Veteran James Crump. Crump participated in the landing at Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion. He was a rifleman with Company A, 13th Infantry, 8th Division. He was awarded three Purple Hearts for wounds, two Bronze Stars, the American Defense Medal, the American Campaign Medal, Europe, Asia, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars, and the Ministry de La Guerre Medal.

Crump is an active member of the Indian Trail, NC VFW and takes part in community and civic events honoring veterans. In 2010, Crump was selected as the Union County veteran to have his hand bronze-casted on the Wall of Oath in the North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville, NC. He also recently had a road named after him in Indian Trail at the VFW, James Crump Way.

Program entertainment will be provided by Ladies for Liberty, a singing troupe dedicated to performing the Andrews Sisters style of music through their own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s. They also perform a more modern program which is suitable for patriotic holidays, military functions, and other flag-waving events. The Ladies for Liberty are known for precision-timed performances for the National Anthem used at Air Shows across the country.

Questions regarding the program may be directed to the Union County Veterans Service Office at 704-283-3807. More on-line information regarding the weekend Airshow events can be found at www.warbirdsovermonroe.com.