The Cresson Cemetery may be smaller than most, but the unique stories of its inhabitants paint a much larger picture of the rich history that is buried there.

Encompassing seven acres, the Cresson Cemetery is home to 885 graves — 111 of which were military veterans. The Cresson Cemetery is also famous for its appearance in the romance/Western film, "Pure Country," starring George Strait and Rory Calhoun. 

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Local Vietnam War veteran Charley LaFontaine will be serving a Chick-Fil-A lunch for all veterans and their families at noon on Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Fellowship Hall at Acton Baptist Church.

The luncheon will serve as a lead-up to a weekly meeting for military veterans as a way for them to talk among their peers about their time in war.

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American Legion National Commander Paul Dillard visited Granbury on Sunday, Oct. 17, and met with WWII Legionnaire Harry Whisler who served in Normandy with General George Patton’s “Tiger Division” and received the French Legion of Honor in 2016. He also presented his Commander's Challenge Coin to Whisler. 

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Granbury resident Jennifer Carrig reflects on being one of the few females in the Navy Seabees and discusses how being the 'mom' to her battalion made her feel welcome and accepted. 

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Pecan Plantation resident and former Air Force pilot Michael Brake continues to fly to this day, even after spending 27 years in the Air Force and 16 years at American Airlines flying airplanes. 

Granbury resident and World War II veteran Harry Whisler recently celebrated his 99th birthday with 63 family members — with some traveling from eight different states — for the momentous occasion, while reflecting on his time in war.

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“Granbury Follies,” a one-act play telling the story of how the Granbury Opera House was saved and restored in 1974, will be premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Granbury Opera House.

Former military veteran Gerald Trottier was honored in grandson Nicolas Fleming's college essay in 2009. Granbury, Texas resident Jean Trottier shared his essay with the Hood County News recently as a tribute to her husband for Memorial Day. 

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Granbury, Texas resident Ronnie Miller was only 3 years old when his father, Sgt. John Edward Miller, was killed in action while serving in Vietnam on June 11, 1966, making him Hood County’s first Vietnam War casualty.

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the First National Bank moved the vault door from The Hood County State Bank.  It was installed in The First National Bank and would become its safe deposit vault.  It is still in use today.

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Later this year in November, the town will celebrate Granbury’s sesquicentennial, honoring the founding of the town of Granbury and its 150th anniversary and commemorating the citizens, traditions and culture of 1871.