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Smith to Speak at Western Texas College Annual Veterans Day Ceremony


SNYDER—Oral historian and radio personality Tumbleweed Smith will be the speaker at Western Texas College’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The observance will take place on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. near WTC’s flagpoles just outside Scurry County Museum. The event is WTC’s 9th annual observance.

Avid radio listeners know Smith as an oral historian and the producer of The Sound of Texas, a radio series that began in Big Spring. Smith’s presentations of oral histories made his show the most widely syndicated feature radio show in Texas. The Sound of Texas has been on the air for more than 45 years.

As an interviewer, Smith has assembled one of the largest private collections of oral history in the United States. Texas Highways Magazine noted that he has probably recorded the voices of more Texas characters than anyone else.

Smith served three years in the Army Security Agency.

A flyover by the High Sky Wing Commemorative Air Force based in Midland, Texas is scheduled for the ceremony, weather permitting.

Following the ceremony, veterans, their families and the public are invited to a reception hosted by the College inside the Scurry County Museum.

U.S. Veterans and the public are invited to attend.