Veterans Day to be honored with celebrations across Texas

Contact: Brittany Eck
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MEDIA ADVISORY — Nov 10, 2015

AUSTIN — The Texas General Land Office and Veterans Land Board are honoring veterans with celebrations across the state all week long. Several celebrations will be taking place on Wednesday - Veterans Day - at all eight of the VLB's Texas State Veterans Homes. Additionally Commissioner George P. Bush will host a Veterans Town Hall to chat with veterans, local leaders and other participants on how the GLO and VLB collaborate with veterans service organizations and intergovernmental entities to serve veterans at a gathering at the Veteran's of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6873 in Abilene.

In addition to the Veterans Town Hall, on Tuesday Commissioner Bush will visit residents at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring and pay his respects to veterans laying in rest at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. For more information on GLO/VLB events happening around the state please visit the following links:

Amarillo » Ussery Roan State Veterans Home
Big Spring » Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home
Bonham » Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home
El Paso » Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home
Floresville » Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home (private event is being held for residents)
McAllen » Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home
Temple » William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home
Tyler » Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home

For additional information on Texas State Veterans Homes, Cemeteries and special home, land and home improvement loans for Texas veterans, call 1-800-252-VETS (1-800-252-8387), or visit the VLB website at Follow the Texas Veterans Land Board at, or on Twitter at, or YouTube at


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