Gregg County Veterans Services Office Director Kevin Marshall and Smith County Veterans Services Office Director Mike Roark talk about the most common misconceptions and most common questions they get from veterans.
On Thursday evening, several of the honorees and their family members flew into Tyler for the event. They were welcomed by cheers and applause from a crowd that included the TJC Apache Belles, members of law enforcement, and many East Texas veterans.
“Lieutenant General Whiddon proved that with hard work and dedication you can begin a journey in a small town like Joaquin and follow the roads to carry you all over the world,” said Joaquin Mayor Jessie Griffith.
Second Leutenant David Murrel Lewis was killed in action about 80 years ago. It wasn't until last year that he was identified. Friday, his remains were flown back to Texas for services in Sulphur Springs over the weekend.
The “canstruction” was made possible by donations from Humana as part of a food drive sponsored by the company. Over 1600 cans were used to complete the model which was created to promote awareness of veteran food insecurity.
Day 2 of the Brookshire’s Heroes Flight is in the books. And Friday night there were many tears and lots of hugs as the veterans had to say goodbye to their new best friends from East Texas. It’s a special bond that spans generations.
Across the nation there are over 200 chapters of an organization called, Blue Star Mothers. This week during Veteran's Day celebrations, Nacogdoches military moms completed a major step in sanctioning the support group's newest chapter. Kim Cooper McDonald is leading the push.
As always the week of Veteran's Day, Texas Workforce Solutions around the state hosts the 'Hiring Red, White and You'.There will be 28 job fairs around the state, including one in Nacogdoches to serve Deep East Texas. Right at 50 employers, representing a wide range of fields, will be present. Res