Czech genealogical society to host veterans tribute

The Texas Czech Genealogical Society will host “Let Freedom Ring – A Tribute to Czech Veterans” on Saturday, March 27 at Caldwell Civic/Visitor Center, 103 Presidential Corridor Hwy. 21W (at North Main), in Caldwell.

The special event will pay tribute and honor all Czech veterans. The public is invited to attend.

Special speakers and entertainment include Emil Faltisek Jr., Carroll Brincefield, Doug Kubicek, Major Gen. John Simek (ret.) a nd t he Da l la s Czech Orchestra.

The event w ill begin w ith registration, coffee, kolaches and Czech fellowship at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 9, followed by the special speakers.

Lunch will be served at noon.

One of the treats of the day will include the availability of the Texas Czech Genealogical Society two-volume set of Czechs in Uniform. This long-awaited set contains more than 1,000 pages filled with experiences, memories and pictures of Czech veterans from the very early Austrian military through the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, submitted by more than 400 individuals.

Ken and Stacey (Veselka)) Hightower will have a World War II exhibit, including a refurbished 1943 Willys MB Jeep.

A silent raffle, door prizes and special Wall of Honor will also make up the events of the day.

Registration is $16 per person if postmarked on or before March 20, or $21 per person postmarked after March 20, or at the door. Registration should be sent to Bennie Stasny, 8402 Shenandoah Dr., Austin, TX 78753.

For more information, contact Stasny at 512-836-8084 or by e-mail at Full information is also on the Texas Czech Genealogical Society website located at

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