Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring to Host Veterans Day Program

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

Contact: Brittany Eck
(512) 463-5708
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MEDIA ADVISORY — Nov 10, 2015

AUSTIN — The Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home will host several Veterans Day celebrations throughout the week including all-day events starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The day-of events will feature performances by the local cheerleading, dance, and choral student groups and refreshments provided by the Steer Football Team and Comfort Keepers. At 3:30 p.m. a balloon release ceremony will take place honoring community veterans and those we have lost in the past year. All events are free and open to all.

WHO: Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home
WHAT: Veterans Day celebrations
WHERE: 1809 North Highway 87, Big Spring, Texas 79720
WHEN: All day - Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 (more events throughout the week)

Events of Veterans Day:
8:00 - Breakfast at American Legion
8:30 - Steer Football Team visit donuts & drink
9:30 - Steer Cheerleaders
10:00 - HEB hot chocolate and cake for our Veterans
10:15 - Forsan Football Team
12:00 - Brisket lunch
3:00 - Comfort Keepers Hot chocolate and cookies
3:30 - The community is invited to attend a special balloon release ceremony in honor of their Veterans and all of the Veterans that we have lost this past year in our community. The Junior High Choir Students will sing at the prayer service and Carlos Perez will play Star Spangled Banner upon balloon release.
5:00 - D1 Ducks Peewee Cheerleading Team
5:30 - Howard College Dance Team

Veterans Week Events
Saturday 7th - The VFW hosted a cookout for residents.
Monday 9th - Fire Departments came to have refreshment with residents.
Tuesday 10th - Chamber of Commerce Day - all Chamber members are invited to come between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for a tour and meet our resident and have refreshments.
Wednesday 11th - See above
Thursday 12th - 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Police Department Day - local law enforcement is invited to have refreshments with residents.
Friday 13th - 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Howard County employees invited to have refreshment with residents.

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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