In honor of Memorial Day, several of VLB’s Texas State Veterans Homes and Cemeteries held special ceremonies, from the traditional Laying of the Wreath at the cemeteries to providing guest speakers and activities that were enjoyed by the residents in the homes.
Although several articles have been published recently about local World War II veterans who enjoyed their Honor Flight experience to Washington, DC, there are still many who await their chance to make this trip of a lifetime.
No other state offers more benefits to her veterans than Texas, but many remain unaware of the vast resources and entitlements available exclusively for Texas veterans and active military.
Members of the Texas Legislature will hold a special Fallen Heroes Memorial service May 25 at 10 a.m. to honor the Texas military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Global War on Terror.
Hundreds of participants will descend upon Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet for the Carry The Load Austin 2013 event Saturday, May 25.
While Americans quickly connect May with Memorial Day, many may not realize it is also National Military Appreciation Month, a proclamation passed by Congress in 1999 as a reminder to “honor the current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.”
The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) will host one of the largest veteran expositions in the state Saturday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 111 E. Pecan Street in San Antonio.