5th Anniversary of Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial

The 5th Anniversary of the Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial will take place on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  The event will be located at Paw Paw and South 1st Street in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.  Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

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Join Jason Irby in Celebration of the 105th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Flag

On Monday, February 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee will present the “Arkansas 105”, a celebration of the 105th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Flag.  The event will be held at Wabbaseka Community Park located at Highway 79 North and Myrtle Street in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.

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2016 End of Year Review Event

Another incredible year has come to an end.  It has been an amazing year of experiences and accomplishments.

“I am so thankful for those who have been a part of this effort,” shares Irby.

Please join author Jason Irby for lunch and special presentations at the annual End-of-Year Review & Showcase on Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12 Noon – 1 pm at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center located at 4800 W. 10th Street in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Refreshments will be served.

This year’s special guests include:

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Author Jason Irby Spearheads Memorial Ceremony Recognizing Wabbaseka Native and Sailor Who Served Aboard the USS Arkansas CGN 41

Author Jason Irby and the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee invited the public to celebrate the third anniversary of the Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

“This year we have the special privilege of recognizing and honoring our native son O.C. Horton, Jr., who served on the USS Arkansas CNG-41 [in 1978]. That is very unique,” Irby said in a news release, adding that Horton grew up at Wabbaseka.

KABZ 103.7 The BUZZ co-hosted a live radio broadcast beginning at 6 a.m. in the Wabbaseka Community Park at U.S. 79 and Myrtle Street in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.

At 10 a.m., the event ended with a flag ceremony by the Little Rock Air Force Base, Dollarway High School ROTC, and Camp J.T./Robinson NOSC Naval color guards.

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Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza 3rd Anniversary Celebration

On October 12, 2016, please join author Jason Irby and the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee in celebration of the 3rd Anniversary of the Arkansas Flag / Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza.

“This year we have the awesome privilege of recognizing and honoring our native son O.C. Horton, Jr., who served on the USS Arkansas CGN-41. That is very unique,” Irby shared.

Horton grew up in Wabbaseka, Arkansas and later served on the USS Arkansas CGN-41 in 1978.

KABZ 103.7 The BUZZ will host the event.  The live radio broadcast will begin at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, in the Wabbaseka Community Park located at the intersection of Highway 79 and Myrtle Street in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.

The event will end at 10:00 a.m. with a flag ceremony performed by the Little Rock Air Force Base, Dollarway High School ROTC, and Camp J.T/ Robinson NOSC Naval color guards.  This event is open to the public.

History of Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza

On October 12, 2013, Jason Irby and the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee revealed the Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza by conducting a showcase and dedication ceremony at Wabbaseka Community Park in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.

The flag and veterans’ memorial plaza was established to honor the 100th year anniversary of the Arkansas State Flag, Miss Willie K. Hocker, flag designer and Wabbaseka native, and the USS Arkansas Navy battleship.

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