Cmr. Bush announces 100th Unaccompanied Veteran exhibit

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — Mar 08, 2019

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that a display honoring 100 Unaccompanied Veteran Burials at the Texas Veterans Land Board State Veterans Cemeteries will be showcased on Monday, March 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda.  The 100th Unaccompanied Veteran Burial for Mr. Major Lee Shotwell Jr. will be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Unaccompanied Veterans have no next-of-kin, meaning the Veterans Land Board claims these patriots as our own, so they may rest alongside other brave defenders of our nation’s freedom. Through our Unaccompanied Burials, the Texas Veterans Land Board alongside the community is able to honor and acknowledge the service of our Veterans.

 “Our Veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and expect absolutely nothing in return” said Commissioner Bush. “It is of utmost importance that our Veterans be recognized and remembered for their courage, strength and dedication to this great state and nation. It is our mission to provide dignified services for Veterans with no known next-of-kin. The Unaccompanied Veteran burial program allows us to provide the last formation for a soldier who served our country. Join us to witness, reflect and appreciate the impact our nation’s heroic men and women have made on our country.”

100th Unaccompanied Veteran Burial Exhibit

Monday, March 11th, 2019
The Texas State Capitol – Ground Floor Rotunda

Exhibit will be on display from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Texas Veterans Land Board works with the local community and fellow Veterans service organizations to ensure that NO Veteran is EVER left behind. Additional information can be found on the Texas Veterans Land Board Website at

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