Oak Ridge Boys' Duane Allen
 receives Memorial Bridge Honor

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Oak Ridge Boys’ award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Duane Allen, paid a visit to his hometown in the Cunningham Community near Paris, TX, where a bridge and road have been dedicated in his name. The singer’s family also made the trip to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial in Paris, TX to support the memorial and honor military family members.
 
Duane and his family began their day with a tour of Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. During their visit, The Allen family donated a granite bench with markers in the Memorial to honor their family members who have served in the armed forces. “It was a very special event, and I encourage all of you to visit this wonderful place that pays tribute to Veterans of all wars that have served our country,” stated Oak Ridge Boys’ singer.
 
Following the Veterans Memorial, the Allen family traveled to Lamar County, where the bridge and road dedication ceremony was presented by Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville, and elected County Commissioner for Pct. 1, Lawrence Malone. The ‘Duane Allen Memorial Bridge’ crosses Big Sandy Creek and is located just a few hundred yards away from where Allen was born.  Two blue signs reading ‘Duane Allen Road’ were placed on each end of the County Road. At Duane’s request, the new signs were placed in conjunction with the previous road signs, so local residents will not have to change their address.

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