“Beck wanted to do his share in protecting the United States and the nation’s interests, but also of other countries around the world. “It was just the thing boys did back then,” Beck said. 'I joined the Marines because I knew they would not leave anyone behind. If you are wounded in front of your lines, they are going to bring you back with them. The Marines taught us the true meaning of respect and how you should respect, look out for, and take care of your fellow man.‘”
"During the weekend of October 15 and 16, I was privileged to travel with Oxford’s Muscogee (Creek) Nation guests to Etowah State Park in Cartersville, Georgia. I felt an array of emotions, but was mostly honored that complete strangers would allow me to spend time and get an intimate glimpse into their culture."
"The waves of emotions felt upon entering Liberty Park are hard to describe. The American flag blowing in the wind, the grand pavilion, and giant native tree hanging over the paved walkway winding its way through the park creates an aura of pride and triumph."
"The earliest record of a hotel in Oxford dates to 1858 under the ownership of John Spencer. Records and photos of the establishment are few and far between: much documentation is credited from The Jacksonville Republican and The Anniston Star newspapers."