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McAllen Texas State Veterans Home celebrates five years serving the Valley

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Contact: Jim Suydam
MEDIA ADVISORY — Oct 13, 2010

AUSTIN — The Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home in McAllen celebrates five years of serving Rio Grande Valley veterans at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. 

Dolia Gonzalez, mother of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Alfredo "Freddy" Gonzalez, will be the featured guest at a luncheon honoring the home's residents, family members and staff. A mariachi band will perform as well as a harpist. 

The Alfredo Gonzales Texas State Veterans Home provides long-term, skilled nursing care. Texas State Veterans Homes around the state. The homes are located in:Texas State Veterans Homes provide a broad spectrum of health care services, comprehensive rehabilitation programs, special diets, recreational activities, social services, libraries, and certified, secured Alzheimer's units, each with its own secured outdoor courtyard. 

For additional information on Texas State Veterans Homes and special home, land and home improvement loans for Texas veterans, call 800-252-VETS (800-252-8387) or visit our Web site at

WHO:             Rio Grande Valley veterans and supporters

WHAT:          Five year celebration at the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home

WHEN:          10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 14

WHERE:       Alfredo Gonzales Texas State Veterans Home, 301 East Yuma Ave.

WHY:             Celebrating five years of serving Rio Grande veterans



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