Al Boon, spoke at a NARFE luncheon about the Ennis Veteran Memorial Monument

Image: Al Boon, Speaker, Joan Fraticelli, Doyle Marchbanks, Bobby Montgomery, Ennis residents and NARFE members.

Al Boon, Speaker, Joan Fraticelli, Doyle Marchbanks, Bobby Montgomery, Ennis residents and NARFE members.

Al Boon, a long-time resident of Ennis, was proud to speak about the local veterans and the success in the establishment of the Ennis Veteran’s Memorial Monument. The City of Ennis, local civic organizations, and its residents should be commended for supporting the Ennis Veteran’s Memorial. Al Boon encouraged NARFE members to visit the memorial and invited us to submit names of veterans so they can be recognized at the memorial. A “paver” may be purchased for a nominal fee. The veteran does not have to be from the local area.

As an Ennis visitor, I personally visited the memorial on my way home. The memorial is impressive and is one of the best I have visited. During my visit, I observed a young man in his late twenties sitting in silence, perhaps a veteran, who was visiting the memorial. I was so taken by his reverence that I can only conclude that this individual truly appreciated the meaning of the memorial. I am convinced this is the same sentiment that community leaders had, and all those who worked behind the scenes, to build this exceptional Veteran Memorial Monument. Thank you, Al Boon and Bobby Montgomery, NARFE member, for highlighting this well plan community project.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) membership is open to all who are or will be eligible to receive an annuity or survivor annuity from a federal retirement program of any agency of the United State government including:

1. Federal Retiree,
2. Active Federal employees,
3. Spouses and surviving spouses of those eligible to join.
4. Former employees
5. A former spouse who is legally entitled to a federal survivor annuity.

When you enroll in NARFE, you join a National Association and the chapter closes to your area of residence. If you reside in Ellis, Navarro or surrounding counties your chapter is 1191. Come join us. We meet on a rotating schedule on the second Tuesday of each month at Corsicana, Ennis and Waxahachie. For membership information, please call the nearest community to you, in Midlothian call 972-268-5793 or 972-775-2463, in Waxahachie call 469-939-8102, Ennis call 214-949-6197, Red Oak call 412-722-6307, and in Corsicana call 903-874-3092.