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Military antiques display to honor veterans

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9/11 day event to celebrate those who served nation

Contact: Jim Suydam
MEDIA ADVISORY — Sep 09, 2013

TEMPLE — The William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple will honor its resident heroes on Patriot Day with a display of military artifacts.

The celebration starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, with a presentation from veteran Ed Thomas, manager of Major Dad’s Military Antiques. Thomas will show his collection of uniforms from the U.S. and Germany military, wartime art, medals, and rare books for our patriots to enjoy. Thomas also has an array of muskets and swords in his collection, which he may also bring. The display will be set up in the Activity Room of the home.

At 2:30 p.m. the staff will honor a World War II Marine, resident Bill Herridge, a 28-year veteran who will be here playing his bagpipes. Refreshments will be provided by R.S.V.P. of Central Texas. 

All are invited to this day to honor our most patriotic Americans.

Texas State Veterans Homes around the state. The homes are located in:Texas State Veterans Homes offer 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 website at

Who:          Texas veterans
What:         Celebration of  Patriot Day
When:        10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11
Where:       1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane, Temple
Why:           To honor the service of Texas Veterans



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