Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys visits Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

PARIS, TX -- A Lamar County native and a member of a popular country gospel group visited Paris today honoring our nations veterans.

Taylor Town native Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys visited the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial in Paris.

Allen and his family took a private tour of the memorial, stopping at their family bench and stone.

He says it was a great day for families and for the veterans who've served our county.

"This feels like holy ground to me," said Allen. "I hope it does for you too and I hope you continue to support it."

Allen and his wife, Norah Lee, donated $2,000 to the veterans memorial.

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