AUSTIN — The Harker Heights chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will present a generous donation of $943 to the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane in Temple at noon, Wednesday, May 4.
Jack Palmer, commander of Chapter 1876, and his wife of 41 years, Susan Palmer, president of the chapter's ladies auxiliary, will present the donation on behalf of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
The donation will help to provide a safe and secure setting at the state veterans home by building a rail around a new patio.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart was chartered by Congress in 1958 and is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although its membership is restricted to the combat wounded, the order supports all veterans and their families with a myriad of nationwide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.
The William R. Courtney 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 more information on veterans homes and other veterans programs, call 1-800-252-VETS (1-800-252-8387), or visit the Texas Veterans Land Board website, www.texasveterans.com.
For additional information on the May 4 event, call 254-791-8280.
WHO: Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1876
WHAT: Generous donation to secure new patio at state veterans home
WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, May 4
WHERE: William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home,
1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane, Temple (north end of the VA Campus)