Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham to Host Veterans Day Program

Local celebration to honor service and sacrifice of heroes - free and open to the public.

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MEDIA ADVISORY — Nov 10, 2015

AUSTIN — The Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home will host a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. This event will feature an address by Sen. Bob Hall, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Also taking part will be the Dodd City Elementary Honor Choir and Band, the Ector BETA Club and the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. The program is free and open to all.

WHO: Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home
WHAT: Veterans Day program
WHERE: 1300 Seven Oaks Rd. Bonham, TX 75418
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Opened in 2001, the Clyde W. Cosper Texas States Veterans Home accommodates veterans with 160 beds and 32 certified Alzheimer's units. This first-rate facility is named in memory of LT Clyde "Sparky" Cosper, a B-17 pilot who remained at the controls of his stricken bomber on Nov. 13, 1943 after the other nine members of the crew had bailed out and in so doing prevented the bomber from crashing into the British community of Princes Risborough in the United Kingdom. Narrowly missing the town, he was killed on impact. Cosper was a native of Dodd City, Texas.

The VLB Texas State Veterans Homes provide affordable, long-term nursing care for Texas Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents. Conveniently located across Texas, each first-class facility is designed to enhance quality of life with a clean, caring and dignified setting appropriate to those men and women who have served our country with honor.

Because the VA subsidizes much of a veteran's cost to stay at a VLB Texas State Veterans Home, daily out-of-pocket rates are well below average and include the cost of medications for Veterans. Residents can choose between a spacious private or semi-private room based upon availability. Alzheimer's units at each home provide highly specialized care, including beautifully landscaped, secure courtyards. Like all VLB programs, the Texas State Veterans Homes are self-supporting and cost Texas taxpayers virtually nothing.

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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